Shot at Life: Motherhood

By May 8, 2013Helping Others

Motherhood is both the most rewarding and the hardest role I have in life.  I have 3 gorgeous children and I have lost 3 unborn babies.  Sophia, Miles and Violet are the little people that bring the most light into my life.  Each had their own struggles in the womb and out, but they are here, they are healthy and they make me a mom.  I don’t know what I would do without them.  I remember very clearly the moment I found out I was pregnant with each of them and I will never forget the moment they came into this world.

This picture was taken minutes after I had my first child, Sophia.

The New Family Van der Linden

My babies.

With two parents that love them and access to the best healthcare in the world.  It sounds odd, but I have never for one day not been thankful for the medical professionals and scientific knowledge that keep my kids going strong.  They have every chance in the world to survive and thrive and let me be a mom.

Sometimes there are complications that make it impossible for babies to live.  I said goodbye to a pregnancy that could not end with a living baby.  Sometimes there are simple things that can save lives.  Sometimes they only cost a few bucks.

Yes, for a few bucks you can give a child a Shot@Life.  For $20 a child will be immunized against diseases that could take their lives.  You will give them a chance to be kids and a chance for their mothers to watch them grow up.

Next to life, motherhood is the greatest gift.  You can give both.

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Making a difference May 8th thro May 18th


Each blogger has linked a post about Motherhood with Sisters From Another Mister to raise awareness for the importance of global vaccinations and called on her readers, fans, friends and family to pledge, to donate and to help make a difference. Consider writing a post, donating to link and sharing the link up between May 8th and May 18th. You can leave as many comments as you like on the main page with a min. $1 donation for each comment. Both linkers and commenters will be in the running for the giveaways that have generously been donated. Comments are closed on the individual pages, but links to the 20 bloggers, and the donation page will be found on the MAIN PAGE.

The rules are simple:

1. $10 dollar minimum to link your post

2. $1 for each comment, and you may come back and comment as many times as you like

3. Donations are tax deductible

4. The donation page is right here if you would like to read it now.

5. Giveaways will be for both linkers and commenters and chosen by a generated program


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Donation page – Team ImmUNITY Nicole and Sisters From Another Mister for shot@life

Every twenty seconds a child dies of a preventable disease

Twenty dollars can save a life

Twenty bloggers are making a difference.


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