M.E.N.D. Houston Chapter
Pictured below: Chapter Leadership (left to right): Stefanie Miller (Assistant Director), Stormy Mitchell (Chapter Director), Kara Wilkerson (Assistant Director).
At 33 weeks and 4 days pregnant our son, Gideon, was born into the arms of Jesus. He was such a miracle to us because he came after years of infertility and after we had already lost his older sibling through miscarriage. Our hearts were totally shattered. My husband and I had to cling to God just to survive every moment. At the hospital, they gave me a M.E.N.D. brochure and I knew I needed to attend a meeting. From the moment I walked through the doors, I received love, grace, understanding, and compassion. Sitting in a room with other parents who knew my pain brought comfort to my broken heart. God used M.E.N.D. to draw me closer to Him and to heal my pain. When I was pregnant with Gideon, God made a promise to me that our child would bring many people to Himself. I believe being facilitator of M.E.N.D.-Houston is one of the ways the Lord will keep that promise. After becoming the Chapter Director of M.E.N.D.-Houston, we lost a baby for the 3rd time, one of our twins. Our M.E.N.D. family supported us and loved us through our grief once again. I am forever thankful for the relationships and compassion I have received from those in M.E.N.D. As the Lord has comforted me and used others to comfort me, God has given me a heart to come alongside other grieving parents and walk with them on their grief journey. As the director of the Houston chapter, I will always do what I can to give support and love to hurting families in our community.