Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Understanding Event

Yesterday was the event that has been in the works for two months!  I think it went really well.  We had about 40 people total there and they were from various professions.  We had nurses, social workers, hospice employees, health department HANDS family service workers, counselors, a hospital chaplin, representatives from two local crisis pregnancy centers and, of course, a few people that love me.  We also had three other mothers who have experienced losses themselves to be a part of the parent panel.

Here are a few photos from the day.  I should have more soon.

This was the registration table (after most had registered).  It had sign in sheets for their CEU's, folders with info in them, Shyla's footprints, March of Dimes Brochures and an example of a care package.

This was during the presentation by the my state coordinator for the March of Dimes.

This is one of the posed photos we took at the end.  In this photo are the hospital's Health Ministries Coordinator, a HANDS nurse, me, a hospital chaplin and the director of the local crisis pregnancy center.

Ben and I at the end of the event with Shyla's footprints.

All in all I think the participants learned a lot and above that, their hearts were touched.  I saw so many tears as the other moms and myself shared our stories and our babies. 


rebecca said...

You are such an amazing woman, I hope that you feel pride at the incredible event you put together. I'm confident that the information you provided to all of those professionals will have a ripple effect that will touch many, many lives! Beautiful picture of you & Ben!

Lisette said...

I am so proud of you!!! You are such an inpiration to me, ((HUGS)).

Melani said...

Amazing...definitely another woman to look up to!!!

Lori said...

I know two others have used the word amazing, but I have to use it too. Truly amazing and such a testimony.

BTW--been praying for you these last couple of days and hope today's news and information was answered prayer.