I am so grateful to have found a truly inspiring non-profit organization to become a part of. I have been searching to find an agency in which there was a fit for me as well as the message of my book, Excerpts From the Heart of a Mom. I am excited to have found Olive Crest , an organization dedicated to creating peaceful families, and am proud to be sitting as a new member on their Board of Trustees. I am eagerly looking forward to the work that lies ahead, connecting with children and families, and being a part of a community so dedicated to positively impacting the world in which we live.
A few months back I posted a blog about my desire to refocus my energies on what I believe is the true purpose of my life, helping others. When I decided to write my book, I initially intended to write it as a gift to my son. As the project grew, it took on a life of its own and has brought me to this beautiful space where everything that I feel passionately about has come together, allowing me to live out my purpose. I sit in gratitude for the opportunities that lie ahead.
Tonight I had the honor of attending my first event at Olive Crest, which was a dinner dedicated to foster and foster to adoption parents that are a part of the community. I sat surrounded by more love, compassion, and giving than I have ever experienced before. I listened as people spoke about falling in love with their children at first meeting and giving of their hearts fully, even though that child might not be able to stay with them for long. I witnessed parents with hearts so open and overflowing with love that it seemed their capacity for giving was endless. I sat in a space of knowing that I was right where I was meant to be, and that the possibilities for giving back are now limitless.
I look forward to sharing the inspirations of Olive Crest with you, as the individuals and families they serve are nothing short of amazing. Not because they are different from you or I, but simply because they have found a way to live in a space of selflessness and love. A space I believe we all have within us and all can find a way to access. I look forward to sharing the lessons I learn, as new and untouched places in my heart are unlocked. As I find my way to live in that space of selflessness and love.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of my new book, Excerpts From the Heart of a Mom, will go directly to Olive Crest and assist them in their mission to help children and families. Purchase your copy on November 27!!