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Once upon a silent night five years ago…

0 Comments 08 March 2013

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Love Bug Bundles, which originally appeared on the Love Bug Bundles blog.

Larry Barretto Quote

Once upon a silent night five years ago, within a dark nursery, on a soft brown chair, wrapped in his mother’s loving arms, a seven-week-old Love Bug fell peacefully asleep. Savoring the warmth of her child’s little body, feeling their hearts beating together, the mother realized the name for an idea that had been stirring inside her since his birth. Love Bug Bundles.

My vision for Love Bug Bundles was to build a movement to support mothers and make each newborn’s introduction to the world one complete with basic necessities that promote safety, well-being, and loving bonds.

As a new mother myself, I knew the time surrounding pregnancy and childbirth represents one of the most vulnerable yet rewarding periods in a woman’s life. Ensuring her physical and mental well-being helps ensure the well-being of each newborn baby. No matter the circumstances of her pregnancy and delivery, every mother deserves compassion and support.

Over the past five years, we have worked to help mothers and their newborns start their lives together in positive ways. We are deeply grateful for all of the special, generous, encouraging, and compassionate people who have given their support and talents to Love Bug Bundles.

From the first guests at our Launch Party who generously embraced a new cause, to the families who rallied to collect 13,408 diapers for Fair Day—you amaze us with your ability to rise.

From the moms’ and church groups that organized their own charity baby showers, to non-profit groups that have become partners—you amaze us with your commitment.

From young professionals who opened doors to valuable resources in their fields, to business leaders who sponsored our events—you amaze us with your talent and generosity.

From a special family welcoming twins to a sweet group of girls in Brownie Troop 25346—you amaze us with your compassion.

To our dear board members—you amaze us with every way you have shared your time, money, talents, and hearts.

We thank each and every individual who has helped us fulfill our mission. We hope you know how much you give a mother and child when you share just a little love.

Mother in Need

Since 2008, core to our founding mission to serve mothers and babies in need has been the desire to spread love in the smallest ways. We embarked on this mission with these inspiring words:

“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. … Love begins by taking care of the closest ones—the ones at home.”—Mother Teresa

Thank you for being a part of the journey, and we look forward to continuing forward with you!

For more information on Love Bug Bundles, visit the Love Bug Bundles blog or follow on Facebook.

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