Birth Trauma Survivor and Maternal Health Advocate

The Heart of Beauty: The Video

As a make-up artist, I believe that in order to truly make someone feel beautiful, you have to look beyond the surface. You have to try and see what is in a person’s heart and ask, Who is this person? Where has she been? Where does she want to go? Who does she want to be? I am thankful for every opportunity and the experience of being let inside of a person’s private thoughts and life.

The paths Christine and I were on, although vastly different, challenged our faith, patience and strength. We are both mothers who would stop at nothing to provide a good life for our children and we are both women who seek to help others who feel alone in their pain or trauma.

By now, you have come to realize that I survived the surgery. I will tell you the rest of my story in due time, but for now, I want to focus on Christine. Seeing how she coped with Mikey’s diagnosis instead of succumbing to anger and resentment was extremely helpful to me in my own healing. Mikey is always smiling and every time I have seen Christine, she is too. I wanted to be like that. I wanted to find a way to turn all the pain I felt into joy. Looking into Miss J’s eyes everyday after my surgery gave me the strength to get through each day and I owed it to her to work through my anger, resentment and depression over the traumas in my life.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to Christine, Michael and Mikey for allowing me to tell your story. Thank you for embarking on this journey with me. Thank you to my crew at P3 for believing in my idea and helping me produce this video.

Christine, you personify everything that a mother could ever want her child to be. You are intelligent, kind, nurturing and dedicated. And yes, you are beautiful, but it is the beauty deep inside of your soul and in your heart that truly shines above all else.

This is the Heart of Beauty.

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