Write For Charity’s Featured Author of the Day!

I’m Write For Charity’s Featured Author of the Day! 

As a contributing author to From the Heart: A Collection of Stories and Poems from the Front Lines of Parenting, my piece entitled Perfect Love is included in this beautiful anthology created to raise money for children’s charities. 

With this collaborative effort, we will help every child get the medical care that they need and find cures for some of life’s most devastating diseases.

An excerpt from my submission Perfect Love:

Imperfection began nearly the moment my son was born.  After only a few short days at home, blissful reality turned painfully surreal as our newborn son was rushed to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a dizzying cloud of chaos and confusion.  My husband and I were suddenly dealing with uncertainty to the greatest degree, searching for elusive answers and learning all too quickly how absolutes in a hospital setting take on new and radical meaning.  None of the things I spent the last 40 weeks of my pregnancy daydreaming about now mattered in the least.  How foolish I felt for being consumed by things like nursery colors and designer infant attire now faced with this fragile reality.  The day we were admitted to ICU, my son was placed into a metal crib in a large ward surrounded by children suffering from real and serious illnesses.  You realize the moment you walk into this place that it is unlike anywhere you have ever been, time stands still, pretense is lost and it’s all about miracles and the faith to survive.  Fellow parents offer a knowing glance and you are instantly connected and consoled for simply occupying the same space. 

Want to read more? Click here to purchase the book and make a difference in the lives of children in need.


  1. Congratulations!!! I enjoy reading the excerpt. Blessings to you!!!

  2. Your Mommy Friend Lori says:

    Great catch, thanks so much.  Fixed it!

  3. Lori – Congratulations again for being part of this book. I definitely have to read the rest of Perfect Love. Just so you know I tried to go to the link to purchase it and the link didn’t work for me. Hoping to catch up on your other posts now…

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