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But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
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W e l c o m e

I'm Jessica and I'm just a girl striving to live every moment of every day for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I married my high school sweetheart, Michael, on March 22nd, 2014.

On November 15th, 2015 I had a miscarriage and it was heartbreaking and devastating, yet in the midst of my suffering I found myself clinging to the Lord and never felt closer to Him. Each day He draws me closer to Him and continues to carry me in the palm of His hand. 

When I found out I was expecting again on August 1st, 2016 I had so much hope things would be better this time. But on September 2nd, 2016 our second child was surgically removed from my body. This second loss has been absolutely devastating and I try to take tiny steps towards Jesus and healing each day in the midst of my brokenness.

So many good things have been born out of my losses, including this site, Burden Bearing Baskets, The Painted Name Project, Comfort Bibles, this list of resources for loss, a new focus for my blog, and my own shop with many prints inspired by my miscarriages.

L e t t e r e d  H o p e

I've dreamed of opening a hand lettering shop for several years but it just never seemed like the right timing. After my miscarriage I struggled to find good Christian resources for grieving mothers and began to feel called to provide encouragement and inspiration for women walking through similar unfortunate circumstances.

T h e  M i s s i o n

The mission of Lettered Hope is to provide beautiful reminders of the hope we have in Jesus Christ. Through the sales of the items in my shop and generous donations, I run The Painted Name Project; a ministry I started where I paint the names of babies who have passed anytime after conception until shortly after birth. Then I take a photo of the painted name, share the story the sweet bereaved momma submitted on Instagram @ThePaintedNameProject, and send it to her for free. I also write on my blog inconsistently about loss and keep a page of updated miscarriage resources for  grieving mothers to reference.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

My  P r a y e r

I pray that the Lord will use me as a tool to comfort grieving mothers. I know firsthand how broken you may find yourself feeling after a loss. Feeling lost is normal. Questioning the Lord is okay and I promise He can handle it. The Lord is so close to the brokenhearted and I am striving to help women realize this promise and claim it as their own! I pray I can encourage woman to run into the arms of their Savior because he is truly our only hope in this broken, cursed world.

C o m e , Lord Jesus, c o m e .

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
— Lamentations 3:21-26

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Proceeds from donations go towards supplies and shipping costs for The Painted Name Project and my Comfort Bible monthly giveaways.
These donations help me comfort grieving women by pointing them straight to THE Comforter.