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 of losing their baby. 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. "Imagine a photo shoot where each moment is a last moment, where there will be no second takes, where what you're doing means everything." I was once asked the question "When did my healing begin?" My first thought of course was to say "When I first looked at the images Sandy did of my son, Maddux." But I gave this question just an extra second of thought and I can honestly say: "For me, my healing began knowing a photographer had rearranged her schedule and was on her way to our hospital to photograph our last moments with our son Maddux." ~ Co- Founder Cheryl Haggard "That night there were two angels in our room. Our son Chase and our NILMDTS Affiliated Photographer." ~ Tammy Becker, NILMDTS Parent Coordinator
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Jeff and I have been sponsoring children for over 10 years now and consider our first sponsored child (now a 17 year old young man in Africa), our beautiful little 7 year old girl in India and another beautiful 11 year old child in the Philippines as part of our family. We correspond, share and encourage through letters and photographs the love of Jesus. It is so very rewarding to receive letters from our sponsored children and to see how the small effort we make is touching lives across the world. In addition to being sponsors, we are now advocates working with Compassion to connect persons wanting to sponsor a child/children with a special child in need. The relationship a sponsor has with a sponsored child will be instrumental in saving that child from a life of poverty and giving that child a life filled with the love of Jesus! Please think about making a difference in the life of an impoverished child and begin the beautiful journey of connecting with and sponsoring a child in desperate need! Please visit Compassion's website to discover all of the amazing work that is being done. And please feel free to contact us if you would like to talk more about our experience with Compassion. May God speak to your heart for these children. Quotes from Mother Teresa: "When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed." "It's the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." Let's make a difference!