Lisa Kane & Bonnie Braswell started Covered In Love in the fall of 2012.
Lisa grew up in Newport Beach, California. She attended Pepperdine University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Language and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology. Upon graduation, she worked as a bilingual elementary school teacher and vice principal. After the birth of her daughter in 2007, Lisa was blessed with the opportunity to stay home and raise her newborn daughter and three stepchildren. In 2010, Lisa’s husband relocated to North Carolina for his job. Lisa now resides in Wake Forest, NC with her husband and seven children.She is a proud (and busy) mother of 3 children and 1 baby in Heaven. In her free time, she enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling with her family (especially to the beach!) and volunteering at her church, Lifepointe.
Bonnie grew up in Wake County, North Carolina. She began her career as a legal secretary at a law firm in downtown Raleigh where she met her husband, Travis. They were married in 2004 and in 2007, Bonnie and Travis were blessed with their 1 st child. In 2009, Bonnie left the legal field to become a preschool teacher and spend more time with her daughter and family. Just recently, she transitioned to a full time stay at home mom and loves it! Bonnie is the proud mother of their precious 6 year old daughter, their son Bo in heaven and is expecting their 3rd child in April. Bonnie enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and family, coffee dates with friends, volunteering in her daughter’s class, church events, and teaching middle school girls at Lifepointe Church.
In 2011, Bonnie and Lisa experienced the loss of their sons….Bonnie’s son, Bo, and Lisa’s son, Brooklyn. As one can imagine, this rocked their worlds and was very devastating for their friends and families. Over the year that followed, they saw the hand of their MIGHTY God at work and He showed them that He is still very much with them and has a plan for both of their futures. Although they don’t always understand His plan and honestly, sometimes haven’t even “liked” His plans, they still trust that He is doing great things and is working this all for His glory.
When Bonnie and Lisa were introduced through a mutual friend at their church, Lifepointe, they realized that they both had a burden to help other women who experience the loss of a child. After Lisa lost Brooklyn, she received a beautiful fleece prayer blanket from her MOPS group. It meant so much to her to know that prayers were said for her as this blanket was created and every time she covered up with this blanket, she could feel God’s love and the prayers of these women. After Bonnie lost Bo, she felt “lost” in the mix of emotions and realized that there is a huge need for a faith-based support group that deals with this type of loss. There are other great support groups out there, but she was personally burdened to share the “hope” that God offers for our future.
God placed callings on each of their hearts and the two united to start the non-profit ministry Covered in Love! The ministry is comprised of 3 main components. First, it provides fleece prayer blankets (like the one Lisa received) to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. The prayer blankets include hang tags that explain the prayer behind them and invite the recipients to feel covered in God’s love. Also, on the hang tags, is a link to the Covered in Love website, the second part of their ministry. The website shares personal stories of loss and finding hope in healing through Jesus Chris through devotions, words of encouragement, scripture and testimonials. Also, on the website, is an invitation to attend a monthly support group, the third component of the ministry.
Bonnie and Lisa both understand the pain of losing a child. However, they have found a comfort in God’s never ending love. And, it is His love and promises that have brought them peace even in the midst of heartbreak and loss. It is their desire to bring the HOPE of Christ and to share God’s LOVE with as many women as possible.