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  1. About H.A.I.N. & Help Requests

    1. History of HAIN

      How H.A.I.N. started in memory of Brian and Mary Glynn's 2 losses and in honor of 4 of their children 2 whom were premature.

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    2. FAQ: Divisions,Joining HAIN and more (public)

      Washing Instructions, Joining HAIN questions & answers, and more

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    3. Email your "DONATION REQUEST"

      Individuals with bereavement needs, hospitals and Organizations we serve.
       

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    4. THANK YOU-We have received (just a few of them)

      Thank you letters our charity has received. Please send our volunteers a thank you here: hainfounder@gmail.com
       

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    5. Other Resources for helps, patterns and more

      Resources from other organization, and links to many patterns (from other websites) and helps

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  2. Sharing your loss with us

    1. Giving in memory or in honor

      This is a list of who is giving in memory or in honor of. If you would like to donate financially in memory/in honor of someone you love. Go to our website heavenlyangelsinneed.com and click on the donate link.

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    2. An Angels Passing-sharing your story

      This forum is created for you to share your loss with us. We made this a public forum. When you share we may use your story in a future newsletter in a section we call "An Angels Passing". We are also writing a collection of these stories shared with us over the years of losses. This will be called An Angels Passing Collections-stories of infant-child loss. Feel free to share today.

      Password for this forum: ANGELS

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  3. General Discussion Area

    1. Welcome New Members

      Members please take the time to welcome our new members here!!

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    2. Challenges & Adopt A Spot

      Areas we "Spot Light" or "focus on". Our Challenges to make it fun!

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    5. Donation Forms/Receipts Discussions

      Place for Elaine to share info on receipts, what she needs from you etc..

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  4. H.A.I.N. Groups

    1. Starting your own HAIN group!!

      H.A.I.N. welcomes all who want to have your own group for your State or area. A registered member of HAIN only can start a HAIN group. Contact us if you want to start a group today!

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    2. Group Volunteer discussions (moderated)

      This forum is an excellent place for your groups Representative to share information with you. The blog for your group and gallery are also available to you!

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  5. FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (members only)

    1. How to use our Forum FAQ

      How do I? (i.e. how do I use the forum board, how do I post a new topic, how do I post a picture) many of your questions will be answered here, read here first.

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    2. General Questions and Answers

      We also have FAQ Blog (click on blog tab at top of forum)
       

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  • Blogs

    1. Peg.jpg

      I am very proud to be a member of HAIN.  I have not been able to contribute since joining, but hope to in the future.
       Two years ago...I lost my Dad and my Mom moved in with us a
       year ago.  She is 90 years old and has been hospitalized 3 times this year.  My time has been devoted to my parents
       for the last couple years.  I do have several baby crochet hats made and also some little blankets.  I would love to donate them.  Is there a place close by me where they can be dropped off?

       I am very interested in making clothing for children, blankets, etc.  I lost 4 babies by miscarriage and premis are very special to me.

       Thanks so much!

       Peggy Dieu
       

       

    2. There are times in our lives we do not feel real appreciated. We all have those times. Part of life.

      Tonight my daughter wanted to take not only myself out, but her brothers to dinner. She took us out to the fanciest place in town. She smiled so big. There were tears of joy, laughter and all around love. As I looked around the table it was hard to describe the joy we all still shared in one anothers company. My heart truly warmed up watching my kids enjoy one anothers company. No cell phones allowed until after we ate. Then the snapchat (an app that destorts faces) and the laughter was all around.

      It was great to see and feel. I know there dad would be smiling if he was or is able to see them and I. We needed this time together. 

      I am thankful for these moments. Sometimes we need to let what is going on in our lives not stop us from living. Its okay to laugh during those moments.

      I am grateful that God let me have these moments, these wonderful kids.

      We miss Brian more than anything. We also know that no matter how much we miss him it will never bring him back. Doesnt mean we stop missing him, it just means until we see him again than we have to live until our time is here to meet him.

       I do pray that you look around and see your kids and husband and say thank you. One never knows their time. We assume we will continue to live until we are 100, let me tell you, one never knows. So appreciate what you do have. I know there are times its hard to love when times are unlovable. Make the choice to love every day. 

       

      Thank you for taking the time to read my babbling.

       

    3. Packing Day

      by JenR

      Mom had been busily stitching gown sets and sewing blankets for months.  One day she called to say that all of the shirt boxes she used to store the completed sets in were full.  It was time for a packing day.

      The sets were lined up on the table waiting to be put into bags.  Next, the pins indicating the size needed to be removed.

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      The labels on the bags were filled in with the gestation week size plus if a hat or bonnet were included, then a business card for HAIN and each gown set went into the bag.

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      Next the sets were sorted by size and put into piles.  The same was done for the blankets.

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      Consulting the needs sheet, gown sets and or blankets were pulled accordingly and put into boxes for mailing.  A letter to the recipient with the box’s contents was typed up and included.  Taped shut and addressed, off to the post office the boxes went.  Some recipients would send an email indicating the box arrived safely, while others would take the time to handwrite a note of appreciation and thanks.  Even if no response comes, it still makes us feel good knowing that all those hours spent on packing day provided another family with a handmade item and hopefully a small amount of comfort in their time of need.

       

       

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    4. You are welcome to join us in our challenges and adopt a spot focus areas.

      Plus the annual challenges!! 

      http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/index.php?/forums/forum/249-challenges-adopt-a-spot/ 

      All discussions for these will be posted here.

       

    5. Diana Richie's Blog

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      Recent Entries

      Diana Richie
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      By Diana Richie,

      There is just something about digging through your yarn and planning out things to make for babies. Crocheting baby blankets is probably my favorite thing to make, but baby hats come second. They are so quick to work up, and so many possibilities! Below is a picture of some hats that I have been working on for our Spring Fling. I currently have 25 boy hats finished. I am anxious to get some girl hats finished up before the challenge ends. I have spent many late nights working on these little guys. It's always a case of "one more row and then I need to get to bed", before you know it, 1 AM rolls around. Ooops! I think almost any crafter can relate to that.

      I stepped outside of the box on some of these baby hats, and hopefully the hospitals will be ok with that. They aren't your traditional blue baby hats, but I still think they are cute. I have seen so many different color combos used so I wanted to try some out. Sometimes different is good, and a great way to use up some of those partially used skeins. When I get some girl hats finished up I'll share some of those too.



       

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