Beauty for Ashes Gathering 2022
Save the Date - October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST
Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, Texas 76054
Virtual Option is Available!
Gathering Hope is a collective experience for bereaved mothers, held each October to both
remember our children and honor our unique motherhood. As fellow survivors, they invite you to
join them for powerful speakers, uplifting worship, and a sacred, intimate atmosphere where you are
regarded as a truly honored guest. Inspired by Isaiah 61, we are excited to share this year’s theme,
BEAUTY FOR ASHES. "He has sent me to...bind up the brokenhearted...to comfort all who mourn...to give
them a crown of beauty in place of ashes..."Isaiah 61:1-3. Gathering Hope has hosted an annual
Gathering for miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss survivors since 2015.
This year, they are thrilled to announce that we have THREE different ways where you can
connect with the people who understand you most…other moms.
1. Their first ever FULL DAY CONFERENCE! You will experience worship, be encouraged
by guest speakers, intentionally connect with other women, attend breakout sessions,
meet with specially selected vendors and MORE.
2. Attend Gathering 2022 Virtually. You’ll be able to simultaneously view the worship
session, our speakers *and* gather in breakouts rooms with other attendees, just like
we do at our in-person Gathering.
3. Gather with other loss moms in your area. By streaming the Gathering 2022 worship & speaker
sessions and using the Leadership Kit as your guide, you’ll be empowered to host a Gathering!
How will YOU join them for Gathering 2022?
You matter, Mama. Your baby matters. Your story matters.
SAVE THE DATE and register at www.gatheringhope.org
Visit the Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/353153200036029
Worldwide Celebration of Remembrance To Honor Mothers Who Are No Longer Living
May 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST
If you are missing your mother or mother figure, you are invited to join "Motherless Daughter's" author
and coach, Hope Edelman, for the Worldwide Celebration of Remembrance To Honor Mothers Who Are No Longer Living event. Hope will share her annual Mother's Day letter to Motherless Daughters, and there
will be special guest speakers, a chance to win free giveaways, toast to all our mothers, and the
2nd International Circle of Remembrance. Join Hope Edelman, Claire Bidwell Smith, Kelly McDaniel,
and other guest speakers for this free event to explore:
How can we still honor our moms on this weekend?
How can we, if we have children, allow Mother’s Day to be about ourselves and her at the same time?
How can we find others who understand what this day represents for us?
Join in on May 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST.
The call is one hour, with a 30-minute Open Discussion period afterward for sharing stories about our moms.
Register for this FREE event at: www.motherlessdaughters.com/md-worldwide-call
Any questions? Feel free to contact: email@example.com
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
July is recognized each year as Bereaved Parents Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to
raising public awareness of the support required when one endures the death of a child at any age.
If you are a parent who has lost a child, our hearts and thoughts are with you this month, and always.
Some terrific grief resources and organizations that support and assist bereaved parents are:
Alive Alone - https://www.alivealone.org/
Bereaved Parents of the USA - https://www.bereavedparentsusa.org/
The Compassionate Friends - https://www.compassionatefriends.org/
The COPE Foundation - https://copefoundation.org/
Dads of Steele Grief Support Group - https://dadsofsteele.org/grieving-dads/
David's Hope Pregnancy Loss Ministry - www.davidshopeministry.org
Grieve. Breathe. Believe. - https://www.betternotbittermom.com/offers/Byd2z2bi
Grieving Dads - To the Brink and Back - https://grievingdads.com/
Infant Loss Resources, Inc. - http://infantlossresources.org/
Jonathan's Giving Tree - https://jonathansgivingtree.org
Mamie's Poppy Plates -https://mamiespoppyplates.com/
The MISS Foundation - https://missfoundation.org/
The Morning - http://www.themorning.com/
The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. - http://pomc.com/
SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. - http://nationalshare.org/
Sharing Solace - https://sharingsolace.com/
Still Birth Day - https://stillbirthday.com/
Sunshine After the Storm - https://sunshineafterthestorm.org/
TEARS Foundation - https://thetearsfoundation.org/
2nd Annual Bereaved Mother's Day Virtual Conference 2021
Save the Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 4 PM CST.
Celebrating and honoring the beautiful BeReAVEd mother that you are!
Guest Speakers/Experts in the Field of Grief & Bereavement - Healing Sound Bath - Guided Meditation
- Powerful Yoga Flow - Therapeutic Art - Writing through Grief - Special Performances - Prize Giveaways and MORE!
Honor yourself and the life of your child as you connect with other grieving moms from around the world and experience healing! Feel refreshed and empowered to navigate your grief journey with purpose and possibility!
Invite your best girlfriends & supporters to join you as they will learn ways to support you.
*Proceeds benefit the Bereavement Fund at Children's Hospital Wisconsin and each guest
speaker's individual charity of choice
Every purchase through April 18 receives a FREE card deck set of 52-Week Affirmations for Grieving Parents
(a $20 value) delivered to your door!
Don't wait... these are only available for purchases made by April 18!
Click the images below to purchase tickets or learn more information.
Use the discount code CONNECTION20 to get $20 OFF your registration fees.
Gathering 2020: A Collective Experience for Bereaved Mothers
October 3, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM (MST)
Registration is FREE and easy: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gathering-2020-tickets-106828749666
Questions? Send us a message or check out our FAQ page: https://www.gatheringhope.net/ghfaq
Want to connect with other mothers before the Gathering? Join the private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/85
Gathering 2020 will feature powerful speakers, uplifting worship, and a sacred, intimate atmosphere
where you are regarded as a truly beloved guest. This Gathering includes an interactive experience, where
women can collectively both grieve and celebrate their babies. Healing conversation will be engaged
in while via private virtual rooms. Please join from the comfort of your own home and gather to recognize
our babies and our motherhood, together. Christ gifts us with the presence of one another as a source of
comfort and the annual Gatherings serve as a catalyst for moms to begin forming relationships.
Mother’s Day often reminds people of losses they don't often speak of, like the mom who neglected, reject, abused or abandoned them. Moms are not supposed to leave or hurt their children, prefer substance addiction or a romantic relationship instead of their kids. Unfortunately, many do.
Perhaps a son or daughter had a wonderful mother who has died, is dying, or suffers from a disease that
has stolen the mom they were from them, and they are missing her on every level imaginable.
Many moms are grieving a child or children that died, included mothers who've lost adult children, teens, infants
at birth or by miscarriage. The hole in their hearts forever exquisitely tender and incomprehensibly deep.
Mothers who are estranged from their kids and/or their child has an addiction, mental illness, severe disability, or has rejected them or their family may ache for a call or visit home or the restoration of health and/or sobriety.
Some dream of being a mom but carry the heavy grief of that unfulfilled longing, whether due to
infertility, past abortion, miscarriage, medical conditions, or the fact that the family and/or marriage
they dreamed of never materialize.
If Mother’s Day is a difficult day for you for one of these causes, or for any reason, we acknowledge
your loss, sadness and pain. Your feelings are valid and real. It's okay not to be okay. Please be extra
kind and gentle with yourself today.
For all of you who are missing a special person in your life on Mother's Day, and every day you are not alone.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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