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Central Alabama Photographer, and Birth and Bereavement Credentialed SBD Doula

Formerly By Him, For Him Photography

(205) 601-8662 ~ kristin@walkinginhope.com

© 2017 by Walking In Hope. 

October 6, 2018

As many of you already know, October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month.  1 in 4 women carry the burden of this kind of loss; the only kind of loss that does not have a title to even call it.  In honor of this month, I would like to introduce to you Joshua and Amanda Bitterman and their beloved daughter, Charlie Mae.

Charlie Mae was born still February 11th, 2018.  The following is her mother's writings through the pregnancy and after, along with pictures from her birth.  Please be advised that their story and images may trigger deep emotions for some and care needs to be taken in the viewing and sharing of this blog.

Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to be a mother...

July 28, 2018

This part of the Voices of Hope series is written by Teissa McDill.  I have been so honored to be a part of their journey.  

As a teenager, I was told by a doctor that I would not be able to have children. When my husband and I first got together in September of 2013, we agreed that we both wanted children.  So, we never did anything to prevent pregnancy.

In March of 2014 we found out we were pregnant for the first time!  We were more than ecstatic. Eleven weeks later, we tragically lost what we had called our "miracle baby".  We were both devastated. I went into a deep depression.  My husband was my strength through the hardest time of our lives.  He was my rock, never giving up hope, ev...

December 23, 2017

The following is the personal story of Dawn and David Hill's journey .  Just a brief bit about these two amazing people:

Dawn is from Andalusia, Alabama and David from Birmingham.  They met, fell in love and were married in December of 2010.  Dawn was a music teacher but chose to set that aside to stay home and be a homeschooling mom to her step-daughter, and now along with their younger two children.   David has been in pest control most all of his adult life.  He started Dave's Pest Control as a part-time/weekend company that has since gone on to be his full-time job.

Thank you for being willing to open up and share this part of your life with us all.  It is so hear...

December 22, 2017

Everyone has a story.  We all carry hurts, baggage, dark places.  We spend so much effort hiding these parts of our lives; put on a mask, smile, pretend all is well.  Hide it away.  We do this in an attempt to protect ourselves.  If we show others this dark side of our lives, there will be more pain.  Yet, instead of protecting ourselves, we isolate ourselves, along each person we meet.  When we are all doing that, masquerading through life, we miss the blessings in the sharing.

I cannot count the times I have stood in a store, tears flowing as hearts are opened and stories are shared and broken hearts are made vulnerable, trusting that they are safe in thei...

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