Monday, July 26, 2010


I really need to remember to update the blog. But things and life in general have been so busy lately. I'm busy being a wife to my husband of almost 10 years and mum to my 3 gorgeous children here with me. It's very challenging being a mum to 3 kids under the age of 3 but I wouldn't change it for the world. It's a very rewarding experience I love being a mum and I feel blessed everyday that I got the chance. Most 'multiple' mum's have alot of help from their families, however I do it alone during the day & often only get a break when my husband gets home from work or when my son is at daycare. I cant say I enjoy the day to day things like washing, ironing, cooking, cleaning, but really who does? To be honest I would much rather sit and play with my kids. They grow up too fast. Zach our eldest son just turned 3 and our twins Aisha and Aaliyah are now 7 months old. Can someone please tell me where the pause button is...

Then on top of this I'm also working very hard often late into the night or early hours of the morning setting up the Charity Yasminah's Gift Of Hope. We have a small committee comprised of myself as the President, my best friend Maz as our Vice President. We have 2 other committee members who help out when they can. Then I'm also very blessed to have the support of a wonderful lady Emily AKA Em who is our secretary. Em is my sidekick and has helped me immensley in getting things up and running. Without her help I dont think we would of progressed as fast as we have. We are a small group of people trying to make a BIG difference.

We now have a fan page on Facebook with 471 members. It is really quite astonishing. I recently counted how many journals we have supplied to families since we began in June 2010 a total of 70 journals have been given to families by either a Custom Order request via email or handed out to patients in Westmead Hospital NSW. We hope to expand to other hospitals and aim to one day provide support to families, create awareness and educate the community about premature birth, neonatal death, stillbirth and congenital abnormalities.

We have recently added a review tab to the page, so families who receive a journal can write about how it helps them, what it means to them and also share a little about their precious child. It also allows others an insight into what our gift means to the families who receive them. I also hope that people who choose to support and help us can see what a difference it makes and make a donation so that we can continue to provide this service. I have been very touched by the recent reviews added from families who have received our journals. It's a nice thought that something as simple as a journal can give people a little bit of hope. I Hope one day that everyone who experiences premature birth, neonatal death and stillbirth receives "Yasminah's Gift Of Hope"...............

1 comment:

  1. you are an amazing person that does amazing things