Welcome to Granting Hope!

It is with heavy hearts that we welcome you to our ministry. We exist because we too have lost a child and wish to comfort those who know this pain. You can read our story and learn more about what we do as you navigate through the tabs below.

Please know that you are not alone and that the darkness that you feel right now will ease with time, love, and support. We hope and pray that we can be of some comfort to you in these coming days.

With love and hope,

Jody & Kris

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Big Announcement

We are please to announce something entirely new and different that we have added to Granting Hope Ministries. We are now offering personalized handmade memorial jewelry!!
At this time, we are beginning with a beautiful glass pendant (complete with ball & chain). We may offer additional pieces later on, depending on how much of a demand we have for them.

Before I describe the necklace and what is available, I'd like to give you a little background about it. I recently reconnected with a sweet friend I went to college with. (Lori) As we were catching up on our lives, Lori told me a little bit about her beautiful jewelry project that she does with her daughter.  As our conversation went on, one thing led to another and now Lori has decided to partner with Granting Hope Ministries by handcrafting these exquisite necklaces! Lori has another friend who has suffered through the pain of infant loss and she really has a desire to do what she can to bring some healing for these families.

Here is an example of the necklace she made for me, in memory of my son Grant.

Inside the glass is Grant's name, written on the paper color of my choice. (I chose blue & brown b/c those colors make me think of Grant for several reasons) Next you will see his August Birthstone, placed beside his name. Five glass beads were
added to symbolize every member in our family, including our future adopted daughter. The heart you see in the second photo has his birthdate on one side, his birth year on the other. I'm sure I don't have to tell you how much this touched my heart. I will treasure it ALWAYS.

Please visit Lori's website to purchase yours HERE. You may customize it however you like- if you don't see something in there that you want, or you just want to add something else to it, please email Lori on her site and ask. She will try her best to accomodate your wishes. Keep in mind that you will also be able to open the pendant yourself and add mementos to it if you so desire.

We are truly grateful and honored to be working with Lori; and we are excited to be able to offer these beautiful necklaces to you. Our prayer is that they will be a source of comfort and encouragement to your hearts.

Yours for the angels,