alrighty blog friends.

i’m working on a very special project. one that honors a very specific group of mama’s. ideally, i was going to have a video blog to attach to this post to explain a little more of my heart…..but it turned out to be a bit trickier than i thought. so i’ll have to attach it later.

anyway…

like i mentioned, i’m need the help of certain mama’s. mama’s that have lost babies. either due to miscarriage. birth defect. or, for other reasons, never came home from the hospital with a baby in their arms.

not to devalue any other mamas who have lost children, or ANYONE who has lost ANYONE. and not to devalue the daddy’s that were in this process as well. i just feel like i need to work with this very specific group of ladies.

and i need those ladies to be prepared to be honest. with me, themselves, others, and the camera. i realize that’s alot to ask. and i realize that it may not be for everyone. but i know there are those out there who are comfortable doing so, and if that’s you, than i’d love to have your help with this project.

i’ll be honest….i am not quite sure where this will go. or what the purpose of it is exactly. i just know, deep in my heart, that this is something that i am supposed to do. and that there is something that needs to be communicated through photographs, be that honor for these sweet mama’s. or the reality of the emotions that occur and must be faced when walking through a storm like this….or acknowledgement of these babies….and that they are not forgotten….or replaced.

as i said before….i just know i’m supposed to do it. not entirely sure what the outcome will be.

but if you’re interested, even slightly, please shoot me an email {capturetheflynns@gmail.com} and just put “mama project” in the subject line. i’ll be shooting for this project on april 16, so you’ll need email quickly. i’ll send you a bit more info of what i’m thinking and you can decide from there if it’s something you’d be comfortable being a part of.  no payment. no “trying to make a client out of you” pitch. nothing like that.

and thank you. in advance.

please feel free to forward on this opportunity as well…..

6 comments

  1. Comment by sara littlejohn

    sara littlejohn Reply March 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    this is going to be incredibly special. even the picture had me teary :)

  2. Comment by Loren Rae Easterling

    Loren Rae Easterling Reply March 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Hi! I saw your project posted on facebook by a mutual friend (Sarah Littlejohn). I don’t know if this fits your vision, but I may have a few contacts for you for your Momma Project. I work for Covenant Care Services which is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian adoption agency that serves all of Georgia. We work with courageous, selfless, thoughtful women who make a plan of adoption for their children. Any opportunity to honor them would be fantastic!

    Our BirthMother Caseworker who serves Columbus is Shelley Elliott. Her cell phone number is 478-731-4565. She can tell you if any of her clients who have surrendered a child would be interested in participating in this project.

    Feel free to call me if you have any questions or interest!
    Loren Rae Easterling
    Director of Ministry Development
    Covenant Care Services
    http://www.CovenantCareAdoptions.com
    800-226-5683

  3. Comment by Jen

    Jen Reply March 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I love this idea. My mom and one of my sisters {scheduled to be induced with their first baby tonight!!!!!!} have both lost babies to miscarriage. I wish they lived in Columbus so they could be a part of your project. Looking forward to see more about this…

  4. Comment by Sheyenne

    Sheyenne Reply March 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I LOVE this idea. I cannot wait to see where it goes. I lost my daughter last February due to a chromosomal condition. I live in Ohio now– wish I was closer to GA to participate. There are very few people who “get it” when it comes to losing a baby. Thank you for being one of the few who do.

  5. Comment by Holly

    Holly Reply April 5, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I so wish I lived closer to do this!

  6. Comment by Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Reply April 13, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Good afternoon from Tokyo…

    After 3 miscarriages between my eldest and youngest, I wish I could participate. Talking about loosing a child is an important step in healing~not forgetting, because you never really forget~but it does allow the pain to lessen. The hard part is finding people who aren’t made uncomfortable by your tragedy. Many are willing to listen, but don’t know quite what to say. I think the important thing is that those who want to listen are giving us just what we need: someone caring enough to sit and hear us as we cry, rant, lament, and mourn. It allows us a catharsis we pray they never have to experience.

    Best of luck on your project.

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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