This an inspiring story of how one special, philanthropic woman breathed life into her dreams, folowed her bliss, and is now watching her life take off in ways she never imagined. Tamara McKay is a Spokane woman with a heart for babies and for moms who need a little help and extra support.
By Rev. Tamara McKay,
People ask me, "How did Baskets for Babies, come to be?"
Here is my story:
At the time, I had three children, (six total) but my three oldest were born over 20 years ago. I was on state assistance, and did not drive. I know how hard it can be, and when you are trying to be a good parent, it can be even harder. Instead of spending time with your child, you're running all over town trying to get help; appointments, clothing banks, DSHS, diaper banks, job interviews, and more. If you are doing this either on foot or on the bus it can take all day just to get to one place and back home. When you are stressing
on how to provide things for a new baby, not only does the stress affect your health, but the relationships within your family.
Two years ago my oldest daughter found out that she was pregnant, and couldn't afford anything for her baby. I started collecting things for her, and one day she laughed and
said, "Mom, stop, I don't have any more room for stuff... go help someone else."
The first family I helped was Jessica's.
Read the rest of this inspiring story here on Mermaids of the Lake E-zine for women.