Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Volunteer, Sonja Liles, (center) accepts 161 beautiful tiny hand crafted blankets from the "Knotty Knitters" group in Havasu City before returning to Florence, Oregon, Minutes of Gold Headquarters.  These gifts will be packed with gowns and bonnets to be shipped to many hospitals requesting fetal demise layettes for their infant bereavement programs.  Another sample of loving, caring people, doing God's work.  There really are "Angels on Earth"!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


On March 27th, we received a "Thank You" from the MARCH OF DIMES international organization.  This was the posting on FaceBook:  For those that need to enhance a bereavement program for early loss pregnancies, there is a volunteer group in Oregon that can help ease the pain that families experience: http://minutesofgold.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Dear Minutes of Gold Coordinator,

I like to take a minute to thank you everytime I ask for another shipment of layettes because I see the difference these beautiful layettes, blankets and roses make in the lives of grieving families. Many parents that experience an infant loss are very young and afraid of the unknown. During the admission process, we counsel parents that we will give them as much time to hold and see their baby as they want or feel they need. The common reaction to this is wide eyes and parents politely declining. I just want you to know that 99% of our parents change their minds after we have washed, diapered, dressed, and bundled their babies. They reach out for their baby and burst into tears and look at us and say a heartfelt "thank you"! It is really you they are thanking and I want to pass that on to you. You deserve it. Thank you so much for taking the time to bless these sweet families. JL/RN Kaiser Sunnyside, Clackamas OR

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dear Special Friends

On December 21st, we lost our granddaughter, Hannah Joy, who was only 20 wks. at birth.  This was a devastating time not only for our daughter and her wonderful husband but for all of their extended family members.  This sweet, Christian, couple have been married for 2 years and were eagerly awaiting their first child.  Due to unforeseen circumstances their baby was born too early and did not survive.  Our precious daughter was not sure she could face seeing her stillborn child but with the help of her  wonderful nurses and the beautiful white layette you provided for Hannah, our daughter and her husband were presented their tiny, perfect infant daughter.  Your generous gift of love gave us several hours to hold and love our Hannah wrapped in a beautifully made, soft white blanket and to see her as a sweet little baby dressed in miniature bonnet and gown.  I will never be able to adequately express our thanks to all of you.  You helped us to view our granddaughter as the beautiful gift from God that she was.
From our family to all the members of Minutes of Gold, we pray that you will be richly blessed in the coming year.

Most sincerely,
Beth T.

Delivering hospital: Sentara Princess Anne, Virginia Beach, VA.