Author Archives: Heather Thomas

November 05

BEYOND THE BURNS

  On June 15, 2016 a demonstration using fire went horribly wrong resulting in two children being severely burned at a summer camp near Tallahassee, Florida. One of the burn victims, Navaeh Carpenter a 10 year old girl, sustained third-degree burns over 70 percent of her body. The healing process will take an undetermined amount […]

October 26

WE REMEMBER THE PRECIOUS BABIES WE CARRIED, BUT NEVER HELD

By: Rhea Anae-Agapay As October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, I have decided to share my story. I’ve learned over the past few months that this stuff happens so often to so many women. We as women just keep it to ourselves and bottle up all the emotional trauma that goes along with […]

October 17

I WISH SOMEONE TOLD ME IT WAS OK TO STRUGGLE

Editor’s Note: This post was first published on the blog, Mothering Beyond Expectations.  By: Brittany Rollins Before I had kids, I was an expert in parenting. I’m not sure what gave me such confidence in it because I hadn’t been around babies all that much, but I was certain that it would come naturally. There […]

October 10

CHILDREN OF THE NATIONS: KRISTEN MARKS LIAISON TO UGANDA

  I am not good at waiting. I don’t know if most people are, but I do know the patience apple is definitely missing from my Fruit of the Spirit basket. If you’ve ever seen me in line at Disney you know this is true. I would much rather pull out my Disney Fastpass to […]

September 07

THE CALM AFTER THE STORM

Ever lay awake at night and have an internal conversation? Maybe it was everything that had been going on, or maybe it was the medium coffee at 4 p.m. that kept me awake. It’s interesting to me how we break our lives up into spans of time, how we look back on certain periods and […]

August 08

A LETTER OF APOLOGY TO MY LAST BORN

  I don’t know how I found the following post. I stumbled upon it somehow, and I’m glad that I did. You see, I am a “last born,” a last born by far. Before entering kindergarten, my days were spent at home with my mom. She would let me drink leftover cold coffee (for which […]

June 27

FORGET ME KNOTS

FROM A PLACE OF HARDSHIP AND DARKNESS, DEALING WITH ANOREXIA AND DEPRESSION, TAYLLOR LEMPHERS FOUND HERSELF CAUGHT UP IN THE LIE THAT SHE WAS NOT ENOUGH. UNTIL ONE DAY SHE STOPPED RUNNING FROM THE PAST, AND STARTED TO UNDERSTAND HER VALUE. AND TODAY, THROUGH HER JEWELRY BUSINESS, FORGET ME KNOTS (FMKS), SHE ALLOWS HER JOURNEY TO SERVE AS A BEACON OF LIGHT TO WOMEN ACROSS THE WORLD. THIS IS HER STORY.