Finished my interview this morning! It will be aired tomorrow morning in the 6am hour on WVLT Local 8 news. I will make sure to post the link on here and on my Facebook page as well.
What a journey that God has taken us on. When I wrote the First post about Hope, it was such difficult day.
I've went back and read that post and remember the paralyzing grief I felt. There are no right words to express my gratefulness that I can now function, and the pain does not take my breath away everyday.
I can be honest in saying that almost a year and 1/2 later my heart is still hurting. I am not sure you ever stop hurting but as cliche as it sounds time does heal. It is OK that I have good and bad days... grief is like that. It can hit you all at once and not even see it coming. Then there are days like today where I feel empowered because of what I have been through. I want help others process all of this, and be able to learn myself through others.
I am so incrediably grateful to be able to share our story in this interview and most of all raise awareness for these precious babies that we have lost. I'm excited to be able to release balloons in honor of our children that we all miss and grieve.
One of the questions I was asked today that no one has ever asked me.
Will I continue to participate in Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness and honor Hope when we have other children?
My answer is yes. I think that in this season of my life I'm going to be able to use this platform to help others deal with the grief and trauma that can in-fact cripple you. When we have other children I am not sure what that will look like for that season but I will never stop standing behind this cause.
For the rest of my days on earth I will celebrate our Hope until I meet her in Heaven and love on her. My heart aches for that day.
This has molded me. I am not the same women I was last year, actually I am not the same women I was in January.
I am excited to see what the Lord has in store! You just never know...
I am moving forward with what the Lord ask me to do. Josh and I are willing vessels and want to be where God puts us.
Our balloon release will be at:
1807 Adair Drive
We will begin at 12pm October 15th
If you would like to attend, we would be honored to have you. Please bring your balloon that you would like to release. I will have markers to write on the balloons if you wish.
Here are the links that I mention in the interview