Monday, May 9, 2011

For the Lost Children out there - and to all of the Mothers who are Missing them

It's Mother's Day and it's always a hard day for me.  I will never get a Mother's Day card or gift from my girls.  I never even heard, "I Love you, Mama." from them.  It physically hurts to know that I will never spend Mother's Day with my girls, never get a handmade gift or a hug and kiss, breakfast in bed.  My heart just aches - it's like a knife in my heart but when the pain stops for a second and I can think again, I tell my girls it's okay.  Mother's Day is not about me.  It's about them and being thankful that I am a Mom and that I had my beautiful little girls in my arms for one year of my life and how I held them in my arms every night and I bundled them up tight and nursed them (until they got too sick) and kissed them. So, I spent the day spoiling my living son and missing my girls wishing with all my heart that I could just be with them - see them grow, teach them, love them.
My heart hurts so much and yet, there are mothers out there who have it worse than me.  Children who have been stolen and abused or killed - the truly lost children.  This month, my charity kit is to benefit those families.  All profits (minus paypal fees) will go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  No matter how hard my life feels, I cannot imagine what it would be like to have my child abducted and killed or to never know what has happened to my child.  As hard as it was to bury my girls, I know where they are and can visit their graves.  This Mother's Day, I want to help those Mothers (and families) who may not.
Appropriately, my new charity kit is called The Lost Princess and was themed after Rapunzel, Disney's Lost Princess, from the movie Tangled.  Rapunzel is a princess that was taken from her parents as a baby and is finally reunited with her family at the end of the movie.
Here is the kit.  It is huge - with all of the freebies and add on, it is over 230 MB!  It also includes an alphamaker to make multiple different alphas to match the kit!

I started to make this kit for my daughter, Bree-Elle, on her birthday last month.  She would have been 4 years old.  We bought her a Tangled cake and decorated with Rapunzel items including a purple and pink pinata that my son broke open.  I made this add-on that will be free with a donation for the kit.

You can get the Lost Princess kit and Birthday Part add-on, for a donation of $4.50 or more.  As always, if you would like to make a large donation for tax purposes, you can just send me a copy of the receipt and I will give you the kit.

**I'm sorry! This kit is no longer available.**

Please allow up to 24 hours to get the download links - I have to email them out to your PayPal email address and I do sleep once in awhile even if I'm an insomniac :)

And I've made a freebie for you to match the kit for your Disney digital scrapbooking pages:
Download it here
Enjoy.  I hope you were able to spend Mother's Day with those you love.
Denise aka A Grieving Mommy


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on May. 09, 2011. Thanks again.

vivian said...

Thanks for the freebie and the wonderful kit! I hope your heart can begin healing with the work that you are doing!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [10 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Liza said...

Thank you for the cute freebie!

eeyore1960 said...

Thank you for sharing this Denise.

Jenn2011 said...

Thank you, Denise! I love purple :)

Charlene said...

The kit is beautiful Denise. This is a charity that is near and dear to my heart. I was living in S. Florida when Adam Walsh was taken from the Hollywood Mall, the same Mall where we shopped at the time. In fact, we were there that day. I remember my parents were so upset because that could have been my brother or myself. I have no idea what it is like to lose a child, but know that you and all of the families are always in my thoughts and prayers.

deb said...

Thank you so much. What a beautiful kit for your babies.

malderman said...

This kit is beautiful Denise! Thank you for creating your kits for charity. Wishing you peaceful moments and happy times with your little boy.

Kelseyll =) said...

How darling!! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us! =)

Marlene Casagrande said...

I live in Brazil, have a daughter who just turned 5 years and his party was of Rapunzel (Tagled). She loves this movie, is her favorite!
I was looking for freebies to make a photo album of her birthday and found your lovely blog!
I was touched by reading about her daughters, even cried.
You do a beautiful job with the donations of kits, but unfortunately I can not buy the kit lost princess, I do not have international credit card, but now I am his follower!
A gentle kiss of a Brazilian mother!