Hope from Home - a Column by Katie Griffith

Katie, who lives in Alabama, is a wife and mother of three. Life changed suddenly in 2018 when her oldest son, Noah, was diagnosed with FA just months after she and her husband adopted their youngest child from foster care. Previously a nurse, Katie now spends her days meeting the needs of her children and advocating for their well-being. Some of her favorite things are the enneagram, deal finding, and long baths at the end of tough days. Katie’s goal is to offer glimpses of hope in the midst of daily life as a caregiver

When Trauma Happens, Learn to Look for the Light

Happy January! I hope you have been enjoying 2022 so far. A new year can often feel like a fresh start, providing a renewed sense of hope and courage. Even if you are feeling overwhelmed by the darkness right now, I hope you can still take life one moment at…

A Shift in Perspective Can Change Everything

Hello and happy holidays! Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and this time of year can be so hectic that it’s often over before we have time to process it. I hope you are able to carve out a few moments during this season to ponder gratitude and to focus on some…

In Search of Peace, Love, and a Cure for FA

Hello, everyone! I am so grateful you are taking a few moments of your day to join me here. I hope you can spend some time reflecting on happier days in the past and looking ahead toward a brighter future. Even if your current reality feels overwhelming, please know that…

Learning How to Do ‘The Next Right Thing’

Hello, and may I be the first to wish you a happy fall! Of all the things I find pleasure in, pumpkins and changing leaves are close to the top. Even if fall isn’t your favorite season, I hope you can find some joy in the beauty that nature brings…

Let Them Try Out Their Wings

Happy August! I don’t know about where you live, but here in Alabama, instead of waiting until after Labor Day, school starts early this month. While August doesn’t tend to bring cooler temperatures in these parts, I hope that this time of year will bring not only much-needed routines but…

‘We’re All in This Together’

Welcome, friends! I hope you are staying cool and spending some quality time with those you love. I am so thankful for you and the part you play in this community. It’s July and super hot here in Alabama, where I live. My family and I have probably been watching…