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My hope is simple. That even one grieving parent would feel encouraged, comforted, and understood. https://youtu.be/h4QUCybJOk4
My hope is simple. That even one grieving parent would feel encouraged, comforted, and understood. https://youtu.be/h4QUCybJOk4
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I began writing Ellie and Elsie's story while pregnant with Ellie. I had no idea the story would continue as we found out we would also lose baby number two. For the longest time, I thought their story would remain private. I thought it would simply chronicle their short lives and the way they impacted our marriage, family, and friends. It wasn't until a year after Elsie passed away that I felt the urge to publish, and my goal in doing so is to touch at least one person in their journey with grief. I have poured my heart into telling a story that only I thought I would ever see. I poured my heart into detailing the hardest, darkest moments, and the hope and joy that came out of those places. We have decided to publish with Westbow Press, a self-publishing division of Zondervan. This fundraiser will cover the cost of editing, design, publishing, production, and promotion. You can watch our short video here: 

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The risk in all of this is that not a single person will read it. And, yet, even still, I know that their story deserves to be nestled into the pages of a book. Their story is one worth sharing and publishing, no matter who reads.

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    Shepherd love to express himself. If you donate this amount, he'll express his gratitude by drawing a masterpiece for you, in honor of his big sisters.

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