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Every year Judy and I feel very humbled as scores of you, our friends, give to our Celebration of Life fund raiser. This fund raiser enables us to offer families who have faced one of the most devastating moments in their lives a retreat filled with helps and counseling as they grieve the loss of a child or children. Your support allows us to charge families just $50 a night for their time at Smile Again Ministries.
This year your gifts totaled $54,191.00! It was absolutely amazing to see how God moved the hearts of people to give in the closing 11 days of Dec. On Dec. 20 we were at $29,744.00. And to be honest, Judy and I were feeling pretty discouraged. But, as Judy reminded me more than once, our God IS faithful. She reminded me that He surprises us year after year. And this year isn’t any different.
So from the bottom of our hearts Judy and I thank everyone who gave to this year’s fund raiser. We truly are humbled. God bless, and remember, we love you! Pat & Judy
As we meet with family after family at Smile Again Ministries we hear people saying over and over again, “I just hope people won’t forget our child’s name.”
The image in this post is just a simple reminder of this fact. Judy and I love when people ask us about our grief journey and they remember Mickey by name. As Judy likes to say, “it’s a gold nugget.”
Here’s the simple fact, moms and dads don’t forget. Moms and dads don’t get upset when you ask about their child by name. Moms and dads remember their son or daughter by name. And we love when you remember them by name too. Just so you know, we haven’t forgotten. God bless, Pat & Judy