Hope Mommies™ is a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian organization who sole purpose is to come alongside moms and families who have experienced infant loss, bringing comfort, encouragement, companionship, and hope as they continue to walk this side of eternity without their beloved son or daughter. Their vision is to help every family who experiences infant loss find community, grief resources and ultimately the Hope of Christ which is our unfailing anchor.
In October of 2010 Blair and Erin Cushman, while in labor with their first child, lost the heartbeat of their daughter Gwendolyn and were rushed in for an emergency c-section. Gwendolyn was revived and lived in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 36 hours before passing away. While in the hospital and following Gwendolyn’s death, Erin and Blair were overwhelmed with love by a community of friends and strangers who were informed of their loss. Many were praying, sending emails, texts, and messages via Facebook, sent financial assistance, provided meals, cleaned the house, and set up memorial funds, thereby providing emotional, spiritual, and physical support for the grieving couple.
Blair and Erin were so moved by the support they received and the encouragement of fellow Christian believers. Having a solid community of people surrounding them, and faith in Jesus Christ, who gives hope to the hopeless, has continually sustained them in the months that have followed Gwendolyn’s death. Having been deeply impacted by their daughter’s death, but desiring to have beauty rise from her ashes, they established Hope Mommies™.
Hope Mommies™ seeks to provide a community for women and families that have experienced infant loss, sharing the hope of Jesus Christ and creating a network of support to help with emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of a grieving family.
It has been such an honor to step into the role of Editorial Coordinator for Hope Mommies. Our blog offers a unique opportunity to share truth and encouragement to grieving mothers and families.
As I continue to work with our volunteer team of regular blog contributors, and create new content for the blog, it has been so encouraging to see how God is continually blessing and growing this facet of Hope Mommies! As the blog continues to grow and expand, I am so excited to see how God will continue to use this ministry as a source of encouragement to others!
If you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a child, I greatly encourage you to get connected to this incredible ministry. God has accomplished mighty works of healing, redemption, and hope in hundreds of lives through the community of Hope Mommies.