PPA is having their annual cover contest right now and I thought I’d enter. I have so many ¬†images to choose from and I changed my mind several times. Whether my image is even viewed doesn’t matter to me now. I came across this photo that means so much and I thought I just had to include it in the running. I’ve used this image before on my blog, so forgive the repetition, but it’s special to me.

Everyone has a story. Everyone has sadness. Yes. The beautiful thing about it all, though, is that everyone has their blessings, their reasons to trudge through the complicated, the heartbreak, the impossible. For this special woman, her reason was in her arms. This mother is one of the strongest people I know, and it’s worth sharing again.