Motherhood brings so much joy to our lives.
That first baby smile, laugh, crawl, step…. the milestones get bigger as our children do. We celebrate each with photos and facebook updates, sharing the joyous news that yes, we finally have a diaper-free household or our youngest had his first day of preschool.
So much excitement, our hearts are filled with love for our children.
But, after becoming a mom, my heart wasn’t just filled with joy, it was filled with worry as well.
To see each one of my babies’ faces and realize that while I can try to make the best decisions for them and keep them as safe as I can, I don’t have control over every little thing.
That my kids could get hurt or sick, no matter what precautions I take to try to keep them in a safe little bubble.
This is why I’ve been honored to be one of the #MiracleMoms over the past month. I’ve been able to share with you what happens inside a Children’s Miracle Network hospital as well as share the personal story of Heath and his family: Duke Children’s Hospital gave their son a new heart.
Duke Children’s Hospital shares a common mission with other Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
“Our patients and their families are shining examples of courage and strength. They are a source of inspiration to us as we work to bring children the benefits of the latest medical care and research in a warm, child-friendly atmosphere–and to bring new hope to the children we serve, today and tomorrow.”
As a mom, #MiracleMoms is a cause close to my heart. Should that worry ever go from the what-if to the what-is, I take comfort in knowing the Children’s Miracle Network exists. An organization that touches “.. the lives of more children and their families than any other children’s charity. Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids each year. These kids aren’t in faraway countries or from opposite sides of the nations—they’re in your community. They may be your own children.”
How you can help
Spread the word by sharing about #miraclemoms on facebook and twitter. And then please help me reach my goal of raising $1000 for the Children’s Miracle Network by visiting my donation page. Note: since this campaign began, paypal has been added as an option for donations.
Any little bit helps: $1, $5, $10…. but if you donate $25 or more, you’ll join the #MiracleMoms over in my sidebar for the summer. You can see details about that here.
#MiracleMoms is a sponsored campaign. All opinions expressed are my own and all donations go to Children’s Miracle Network/Duke Children’s Hospital.