December 17, 2015
Courage Through Dark Hours
I received my key from a friend who's like a sister to me on the day that I laid my daughter to rest. We'd lost our beautiful Charleston Mae at 16 weeks, 5 days after struggling to have her for 12 years. It is only by the grace of God and the love and support from our friends and family that I was able to even function in those early days. I held onto this key in some of my darkest hours. I lived with so much fear during my pregnancy that I robbed myself of some of the joy I could have had. At the end of the day, that fear didn't save my daughter. It was just time I could have spent celebrating her. I refuse to allow myself to live that way anymore. The fact that I'm able to write these words 8 days shy of my Charley being in heaven for 3 months is a testimony of my quest to live courageously. I've decided to forward my key onto the most incredibly deserving couple as they face the outcome of their first IVF treatment. They've experienced the loss of two precious babies already, so they're definitely going to need some COURAGE. I hope it helps them as much as it's helped me.