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May 05, 2016

Change of Path

In August of 2015 I had my first child, a little boy. He changed my whole world and outlook on life. I used to love work and my career, but looking in his eyes for the first time changed me.

I had only 8 weeks maternity leave and after 2 days back in the office, I knew I couldn't feel the pain of leaving him everyday. But how to make our family work on one income?

My mom handed me a gift one morning... it was my Giving Key. It said Courage. She told met that I have never been afraid to take a chance and make good things happen for me and for my family. And she was right.

I went back to an old job and an industry I loved that allowed me to stay home with my son, something I look at as a gift each and every day. Now, my sisters best friend is struggling with fertility.

Her and her husband recently found out that having a child the natural way just wasn't in the cards for them. This is someone who has been in our lives since Elementary school and I can honestly say I don't think I have ever met anyone more ready to be a mom in my life.

Once she let us in on her struggle, I knew she needed my Giving Key. She needed the courage to stay strong and not let his change of path toward her goal get her down.

Not everyone has the same story in life, but we all need reminders we are not alone and are a courageous being in our soul.

-Ashley

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