Saturday, April 29, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

May 7, 2017 is Bereaved Mother's Day

International Bereaved Mother's Day, also known as
"International Babylost Mother's Day",
has been observed the first Sunday of May since 2010.

We encourage you to learn more about Bereaved Mother's Day and the campaign behind it here:  CarlyMarieProjectHeal


May 9, 2017
9:40 AM

Our own Jaymie Maines will be interviewed, along with newly bereaved parents
Joe and Candace (sharing their story about their stillborn son, Arthur),
on a local radio station 97.1 ZHT.

Please listen in and share with our communities that Share Parents of Utah is here to support grieving families all along the Wasatch Front/Central Utah.

If you were unable to join us at our April 25 meeting, please come on May 10 to our support meeting "Nurturing Self" to write a special note to a mother experiencing the death of their baby - What do you wish someone had said to you at the time of your loss?  Help us help others - we will deliver these notes as we conduct hospital support visits.

In addition, you are invited to make a beautiful charm bracelet of your own to take home.  Each mother will be able to create a bracelet with one charm at No Charge~additional charms may be available first-come, first-served, for a small donation.  We have plenty of bracelets and charms for all you amazing mommy's!

Ideas for Bereaved Mother's Day:



May 16, 2017

Please join us at WingNutz in Draper 121 East 12300 South, 

for a very special Paint Nite!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Share Parents of Utah.
We want to thank Tiffany Lindstrom for hosting and putting this event together!

We anticipate this event to sell out so reserve your spot TODAY!  Only 35 seats available!



5.20.2017 Angel Ball
Click here for more info.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

From Small Beginnings

We are Expanding!
Share Parents of Utah is currently expanding support to Central Utah, comprising Sanpete, Sevier, Juab, Emery, Carbon, and Millard counties, an additional 19,000 square miles. These hospitals currently have little to no volunteer bereavement support. This is a great opportunity to serve!  Please contact us if you would like to volunteer in these areas.
My Sister's Legacy
By: Sister Jamesine Sister of Jane Marie Lamb OSF, Foundress of Share
I am a blood sister of Sister Jane Marie Lamb, founder of Share. I am amazed at the enormous gift my little sister has given to our world. We were a large family growing up on a farm in Missouri. Our early education was in a small school with one room that held all eight grades together with one person teaching.
Sister Jane Marie knew from an early age that God was calling her to become a religious sister. What she did not know was that she would become a nurse; she thought she might be given housekeeping responsibilities. She has always been a loving and compassionate person, so nursing provided a great opportunity for her to share those gifts in her ministry. She quickly recognized the joy of reaching out to the sick and poor of our world, and she especially liked working with parents and children.
Back in the 70’s, she was approached by some parents telling her she had to do something to help them with their grief after losing their baby. This touched her deeply, and she responded immediately by listening and comforting in her compassionate way. She knew she had to do more.
In 1977, she was transferred to St. John’s Hospital in Spring eld, Illinois to minister in Pastoral Care. The hospital administrator provided an o ice for her with in kind supplies for her to organize the Share support system. She did most of it alone with the help of a couple of friends and some bereaved parents volunteering to assist. At the same time, she began sharing her insights and experience with medical and other professionals who cared for grieving parents, but knew very little or nothing about meeting their needs.
Sister Jane Marie began providing education on perinatal loss and bereavement to hospitals, seminaries, nursing schools and universities in the area. She was not timid in approaching those who could be of help in all aspects involving the death of an infant such as undertakers, teaching them to provide burial with dignity.
Sometime later, Ann Landers published a column about Share's helpful services. The response was so overwhelming that more help was needed and a secretary was employed to help with communications and outreach.
Sister Jane Marie put her whole heartandsoulintoherministry with grieving parents and others. Many of the wonderful, loving services presently available around perinatal losses today were initiated by her. She loved listening to and comforting grieving parents.
As the foundation grew around this country and internationally, the administration and fund raising demands also grew, so that she had little time for direct relating to grieving parents. She knew it was the time to pass this responsibility to another caring, compassionate and capable person.
In December of 2004, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. She lived for two months. During those days, she spent most of her time speaking with family and friends near and far away to tell them good-bye. This was a peaceful time for her with total acceptance that God was calling her home. Members of our religious community have noted; “She showed us how to die.”

-National Share March 2017 Magazine

5.20.2017 Angel Ball

Click here for more info.
Please Join us for our Monthly support meetings!
More information can be found on our website.
April 12, 2017
Ways to Put Effort Into Your Healing
w/Melannie & Jacquelene
South Jordan Library
7-8:30 PM

April 25, 2017
Nurturing Self
w/Carma, Melannie & Jaymie
*Special Mother's Day activity/craft
Jordan Valley Hospital
7:30-9 PM