photo taken by Sam Grable
For a long time, I feared telling people about Charlotte. I wasn't ashamed of her; rather she was my whole world, all I could think about. But seeing people's reaction when I did share our story made me want to not talk about her at all.
On several occasions, I remember choosing to skim over the hard questions because the reactions were too hard to see. And I know they aren't on purpose, they're human instincts, but they still hurt. However, I realized how much my heart hurt not to share about her, so instead of fearing the reactions, I chose to have grace for myself & others and share our story openly.