Feature Friday for today, Amy Davidson! *possible trigger warning- miscarriage* Why this tattoo? In 2006 Scott and I discovered we were expecting a baby! We could hardly contain our excitement and wonder! It had taken almost a year for us to get pregnant. We started thinking, planning, dreaming, hoping. At 13 weeks we found out I was having a miscarriage, we were losing our baby. There are no words to describe the devastation, heartbreak and disbelief that we felt. How could God "do this to us" when we were "good people"? How could he allow this? Where was God? Did He forsake us? Did he not see "all that we were doing for him!?" Did He forget about us? Of course He hadn't. But in our grief and pain, we had major doubts about all truth we'd ever known. Sad to say, we doubted God. Completely. I vividly remember sitting and talking with my mom and telling her that if God had allowed this in our lives in order for us to be able to help others or relate to others, that I … [Read more...] about Why this tattoo?
Jennifer, founder of footprintsinpink.com, for our Feature Friday today! How can a family stay “normal” when mom is going through breast cancer? There is nothing normal about breast cancer. It affects every member of the family, even the dog, but if the family changes their expectations, your family can stay as “normal” as possible while mom recovers. When I was going through chemo, I asked my mom to move in with me (as a single mom, I needed a lot of help). My daughter was a freshman in high school. This was not a great time for her mom to get cancer, but cancer does not come when it is convenient, it just happens. I was determined to keep normality in my household. I knew that was important for a better place to heal for me, as well as, for my daughter. Moms are the “glue that holds our families together”, she is the one that makes the lunches in the morning, takes the kids to school, cooks dinner and makes sure that everyone is where they should … [Read more...] about Four ways to help the family stay “normal” while mom has breast cancer