Caregving

God Provides for Me as I Provide Care for My Family – by Bonita Bell

While working a full-time job that I loved at the Franklin Institute, my life was interrupted in 2001 as I unexpectedly became a mom.  After my son Walker’s biological mother, who was my cousin, passed away, his aunt started caring for him. After she also passed away, Walker came to live with me at age… Continue reading God Provides for Me as I Provide Care for My Family – by Bonita Bell

Caregving

Only By His Grace – by Danielle Carruth

The feeling of her gentle hand on my left elbow as she said, “We are holding out hope” will never leave my memory.  What did that mean?  Was I about to become a widow raising three daughters on my own?  What was “their hope?”  Was it the same as my hope?  It was the day… Continue reading Only By His Grace – by Danielle Carruth

Caregving

Through It All, We Are Still Blessed – by Diahanne Harmon

My husband Wendell and I met in church. I enjoyed my career in the field of my degree, and God blessed my husband with acceptance into the Carpenter's Union after 3 tries. After being told I would never carry a baby to term, God supernaturally blessed us with a son and a daughter. We vacationed… Continue reading Through It All, We Are Still Blessed – by Diahanne Harmon

Caregving

Caring for My Mother and Sister, Only Through God’s Strength, by Victoria Ballance

My father was my biggest teacher on how to care for my mother. He taught us to always respect her and ensure she had what she needed – we couldn’t talk back or disrespect her, or he would deal harshly with us. Growing up, I went on occasion when my mom took us, but I… Continue reading Caring for My Mother and Sister, Only Through God’s Strength, by Victoria Ballance

Congenital Conditions

Learning to Trust God, Even When I Don’t Understand – by Natasha McSeed

I met my husband Larry in college, while we were both counselors at a summer youth program. Larry attended the University of Delaware, and I attended Lincoln University down the road. After clicking instantly, we became friends and seven years later we were married. Shortly afterward, we moved to Ohio for Larry’s job. Even though… Continue reading Learning to Trust God, Even When I Don’t Understand – by Natasha McSeed

Congenital Conditions

Having Faith in God’s Timing – by Tameka Roebuck

My story consists of having not just one, but two children born with congenital conditions. “Congenital” is of or relating to a condition present at birth, whether inherited or caused by the environment, especially in the uterine environment. My daughters were born sixteen years apart, both premature. My oldest daughter Faith was born four weeks… Continue reading Having Faith in God’s Timing – by Tameka Roebuck

Congenital Conditions

The Healing I Needed for My Journey – by Tiffany Scurry

Imagine knowing from the time you were a little girl that you would have a child with special needs.  You would have thought I would have been more prepared when KJ arrived. I always wanted to have a son, so I was elated when I heard those three words during my sonogram, “It’s a boy!”… Continue reading The Healing I Needed for My Journey – by Tiffany Scurry

Congenital Conditions

From Brokenness to True Beauty- by Amanda C. Clark

I came into the world dead. Born prematurely via an emergency C-section/caesarean, I weighed 1 pound and wore Cabbage Patch Kids doll clothes to fit my tiny body. Confined to the neonatal intensive care unit for four months, I was diagnosed with Holt-Oram Syndrome, a genetic condition that is associated with a mutation in the… Continue reading From Brokenness to True Beauty- by Amanda C. Clark

Injured Athlete

There’s No Plan B When Standing in Faith – by Pastor Monica Gardner

The road to a gold medal isn’t as glamorous as one may think. There are so many challenges, obstacles, and huge hurdles to overcome. I know this all too well being the parent of a two-time Olympian, who won a gold medal in Rio 2016 and a silver medal in Tokyo 2020. The long, hard… Continue reading There’s No Plan B When Standing in Faith – by Pastor Monica Gardner

Injured Athlete

Thankfulness Amid Life’s Uncertainty – by Kimberly Garvin

Saadiq Yusef Wicks. I call him FACE because during his basketball career and even now if given a proper warm-up, focus, and opportunity, he will pull up with the prettiest outside shot…nothing but net. It was always beautiful to watch. On occasion, I actually miss shuffling him back and forth to basketball practices and the… Continue reading Thankfulness Amid Life’s Uncertainty – by Kimberly Garvin