Archive | February, 2013

march for babies

28 Feb

About a month ago, I was approached by my company and told that this year they would be raising money for the March of Dimes.  They asked me if they could do this in Angel’s honor and if I would help as our company’s ambassador!  I was truly touched that they would ask me and feel so excited that Angel continues to touch lives!  This baby truly is a world changer.  If you would like to join in this cause and donate money to the March of Dimes through Team Angel, please do so at  Or if you would want to join the team and walk with us in April, click the button on the webpage that says “walk with me” and sign up there!  Also, we are going to be selling t-shirts to raise money.  I am really excited about the design.  If you would be interested in buying one of these shirts in support of our team and the March of Dimes, let me know and I would be happy to get one ordered for you!


I am sorry I haven’t posted anything in awhile.  February was a surprisingly hard month for me.  I have been having a lot of feelings come back that I thought I had already dealt with.  At times, it has felt like I am just beginning this grief journey instead of being five months past Angel’s death.  I have had days where I wanted to write, sat down to write, but couldn’t figure out how to process my feelings into words.  As I start to process some of the things I have been feeling, I will get back to writing a little more regularly.  I know that I have a lot to say, I am just having a hard time figuring out how to say it.


support group letter

5 Feb

A week or so ago, I sent the following letter to every Pastor in town.  I have so far found a place to host the meetings and one person who would want to attend.  I am hoping for response from one or two more people and then maybe we can get this much needed ministry off the ground.

Dear Pastor-

My name is Amanda Bragg.  On September 27, 2012, my husband Arturo and I said hello and goodbye to our son on the same day.  About halfway through our pregnancy, we were told that our baby had several conditions that would make him incompatible with life.  We chose to carry him and let God be in charge of what happened to him.  We were given the miracle of 3 hours and 19 minutes with him.  It was such a blessing to be able to spend that time with him, but as I am sure you can imagine, it has been very difficult.

I am writing today because to my knowledge, Huron does not have any kind of an infant loss support group. I am looking at trying to get one started and would be interested to know if you have any members of your congregation that would have this need also.  I would like to include anyone who has dealt with infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS, and even abortion.  If there are people who have lost older children, that would be fine too.  While our stories may be different, the loss and grief are the same.  I am learning that you never fully recover from losing a child.  You learn to survive.

I am also looking for a place to host our meetings.  If you would be willing to let us use your facility, that would be great too.

You can contact me at  I also have a blog about our story

Please feel free to pass my contact information on to anyone who you think would benefit from this kind of a support group.  I am hoping to get this group started in the next month or so and host two meetings per month.

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