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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep...

I was introduced today to one of the most beautiful artistic ministries I have ever encountered. It is with great joy that I introduce you to the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation. From their website:

Pregnancy and birth are miraculous journeys. This amazing time of life is full of mystery, anticipation, joy, hope, and wonder. Feeling the powerful energy of birth and new life, watching as a new family is born unto each other. These things humble and amaze. These are the things that we celebrate when a baby is born.

But there is another aspect of pregnancy and birth. There is an unexpected place in this journey where some families may find themselves. When a baby dies, a world is turned upside down. There is confusion, sadness, fear, and uncertainty that cannot be explained. There is sorrow where there should have been joy. During this time, it might be impossible for families to know what they might need in order to heal in the future.

This is the place where the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives.

Please watch the following feature that was broadcast on NBC's Today Show for a very real and powerful picture of the blessing and need for this ministry...And then follow the links below to learn how to contact NILMDTS and donate to their efforts.

Find out more about the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation here at their website.

Find a photographer in your area here.

Donate to this worthy organization here.


  1. What a beautiful blessing this ministry is offering! Thank you for sharing this!

  2. Well, at first I thought No, this would just be too sad a reminder of this heartbreak, but by the end of the video I was convinced of the healing given through these photos.
    God bless the photographers who lovingly do this work, and God bless the families who have lost their babies and await the sweet reunion in Heaven.

  3. thanks to this foundation, my sil has somme very touching photos of her little st. miriam rose...truely a wonderful organization.

  4. What a beautiful way to comfort those who loose a child. I am in tears.

  5. I am so happy so many are viewing this. I was not prepared for the way this work gripped my heart!

  6. This is so touching! I too was crying as I watched the video. I wrote about this on my blog as well so more people can find out about this great foundation

  7. What a precious, precious ministry! Thanks for sharing this! Amy

  8. So glad you found this Melody. What a beautiful and touching video and what an amazing ministry this is. Thanks for sharing it.



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