Friday, March 02, 2007

It's Party Time!



It's time to Party!

Welcome to Gus' Gang!! My name is Jenny (Jenny-up the hill) and this is a blog that I have started to journal about our family ministry, Gus' Gang. My husband and I started this ministry in memory of our son Gus who passed away May 31, 2006. Gus was waiting on a liver/small bowel transplant which would have taken place in Pittsburgh. His little body just was not able to hold out for organs and he peacefully went to Heaven. We miss him terribly but at the same time we rejoice because he now is living the life he so deserved!

It is our desire to come along side others who are caring for medically fragile children and of course, those families that are grieving the loss of a child. We do this by sending quilts to children, sending out grief packages(containing Heaven by Randy Alcorn and Treasures in Darkness by Sharon Betters, a blanket, journal book and chocolates), crocheting/knitting preemie hats for local NICUs and making "buddy dolls" and quilts for local children's hospitals. Of course, the most important thing we do is pray for these precious children and for the Lord to shower grieving parents with the peace that He has showered on us!

If you know of someone that you would like a "grief package" sent to, please e-mail me with their information. The "grief packages" are free. I will keep all information confidential. Of course, please let me know if there is a child we need to be praying for....I'd love to add them to the "gang"!!

Head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom to visit other parties!!

17 comments:

Deena said...

In tears over this powerful ministry you have. God bless all you do in His name for these little ones and their families!

Rona's Home Page said...

What a beautiful testimonial to your son.

Susan said...

I can't think of a better way to honor your son's memory. It must take a lot of strength and courage.

Susan at Working Moms Against Guilt

Ribbon Rock Star said...

It is so nice to meet you, Jenny!
Gus' gang sounds like a wonderful ministry. (hugs)

Linda

it's me, Val said...

How amazing you are. Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for doing this.

redmaryjanes said...

I am speechless. God Bless you as you bless His children.

Monkey Giggles said...

Swinging in for the party...It was nice meeting you. You have a great blog design.


My second Party give-away has begun come on over when you get a chance.

PARTY ON!!!!

Mom on Coffee said...

What a legacy Gus has. You do great work and I know Gus is looking down so proud of you!

Glad to see you at the party!

Qtpies7 said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! Because of a recent major accident, we have become familiar with the Mayo hospital and Ronald McDonald house and Caring Bridge. My little neice is going to make it, and we pray that she will regain all that she has lost, but we praise God for her life!
I love your title about God bringing us along side others who go through the same tragedies that we go through so that we can help them. I have gone through this in another area than losing a child, but it is something that I know first hand and believe with all my heart.

Celeste said...

Hi. Just dropped in on your party.
So sorry about Gus. It is a wondeful thing you are doing. Blessing to you.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Stopping by your party. What an amazing ministry. I'd love to email you offline.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

What a beautiful little boy--living forever in your heart...and your ministry. It is a joy to "meet" you. My daughter is an RN in at a Children's Hospital NICU....I will mention your ministry to her. Maybe she can pass it along to other parents who suffer this terrible loss. What an encouragement and support you offer.

Diane

EEEEMommy said...

What a beautiful ministry!
I'll be back later, so I can spend more time.....and pray.
Blessings,
Angel

Esther said...

Thank you for sharing this blog. It has personal meaning to me. I need to come back & look at all the resources you've listed. We went thru great loss in 2006 with our daughter as well. And I blog about it.

Best wishes.

SeaBird said...

Hello! Stopping in for the blog party.... our boys were preemies and had 2/3 week stays in the NICU last year so I can personally appreciate your ministry. Keep up the good work!

Jody said...

Your blog is beautiful and a great service to many I am sure. I am sorry about Gus. Please contact me at some point when you have browsed my shop to pick out a pottery pendant necklace that you WON through 5minutes. You can contact me through the shop or if you don't want to create an ID, through http://countrygirlcitylife.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Katkat said...

What a wonderful and amazing thing you are doing!