Saturday, August 8, 2009

Retail Therapy

I was pretty bummed yesterday, so I decided to go to Ross after work and get stuff to make two new birthmother comfort bags, and I thought, why not make the container something fun that she can use again? So I got little make up bags...when I made the first set of bags a few months back, I wished I'd put a bible in, and so this time I was determined to find a bible the right size and price to put in...and God provides.
There in the corner for "Family Members" was a stack of leather bound NIV New Testaments for 5 dollars. I know! Right! Amazing! It was 3.99 for a cheap looking KJV new testament! We're talking LESS attractive than the Gideon bibles with the orange covers! So I was thrilled to come home and put these together with the usual lotion hair ties and nail polish. I also added a pack of kleenex and a sample eyeshadow kit leftover from an old Mary Kay promotion. I also put a pack of stationary and a card letting the recipiant know that a Bethany Family is praying for them. Aren't they cute? I need to go get a couple toothbrushes and toothpastes I forgot about them! Oops!


samanthalee1982 said...

That is such an awesome thing to do! I am sure it is fun to put them together as well! Please know that I am praying for you and your husband! I hope your weekend is a good one!

Jamie said...

such a wonderful thing that you do here. :) they are super cute and i'm sure any woman will LOVE them! :)you have such a magical spirit kel! :)

Kel said...

Samantha, thank you for your prayers, I found out that Bethany Christian Services gives out bags similar to these to every birthparent they counsel regardless of their decision to adopt. And for the ones who DO place their babies with a family, it helps make them feel that much more special after the baby leaves, I've had people question the wiseness of this, but it is not given as a "Consolation Gift" but more along the lines of a survival package. I try to put good soft tissues and things people forget in their hurry to get to the hospital, like toothpaste tooth brush and floss. And the Bibles are a new addition, but a suggested one, so I was thrilled to come across the 5.00 new testaments! Especially since they are the type that are the "new and stylish" kind with embossed designs and soft leather like covers!

Anyway I figured what better way to spend my waiting time then by helping the ladies who are helping the other families at Bethany achieve their dreams of parenthood? Someday MY "birthmom" will be getting one if not from someone else, from me!

Jamie, I tried to make them even better this time and those makeup bags were just "IT" I can't wait to take them to the office tomorrow! :D