Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Twin Cities Birth and Baby Expo

Ella's Halo had the opportunity to have a booth at the Twin Cities Birth and Baby Expo.  It was such a fun day.  There was so much excitement and energy at the event.  It was hard not to catch the baby fever!

The Expo was started in 2009 with a mission to connect local families with empowering, multicultural resources and education that promotes healthy birth and parenting and to celebrate the transformative experience of becoming parents.  Check out their website to learn more here.

There were local businesses and organization that all offer products and services for families.  There were over 75 exhibitors at the event and it was so fun to meet other organizations that are helping within our community.

The highlight for me, was having the chance to meet families who had spent time in the NICU...even meeting some families who had received one of our Ella's Halo Welcome Bags!  I got to meet this sweet family below and their twins.  They received one or our welcome bags during their NICU stay.  To see their faces and know that we are helping families makes all of the hard work so worth it.

I met families who had a preemie in the NICU years ago and who gave me a hug to thank me for having our services now valuable to families.  Having them tell us their story and explain about items they had wished they had while in the NICU helped to confirm that we providing things most needed to NICU families.

The Twin Cities Birth and Baby Expo was just what my soul needed to keep doing what we are doing.  It was what I needed so that I could find hope and happiness in future pregnancies again.  It was just seeing families spending the day learning about birth, parenting, families, and children that makes doing Ella's Halo all worth it. 

We can't wait for next year!


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