MEET OUR INSPIRING GUESTS

Jennifer Tilghman

Jennifer was the primary caretaker for her mom while running a successful real estate business. She is remembering and paying tribute to her mom as she copes with her first Mother’s Day without her.

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Rachael Kroot

Rachael was 27 when her mom passed away from lung cancer. Ten months later, her father’s heart burst. Still working through her losses, she is now pursuing helping other millennials work through grief.

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Brian Newkirk

A widower raising his two children both under the age of 10, Brian is now pursuing his passion by encouraging widowers and widows to take action to dream again and find fulfillment in life going forward.

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Patricia McClenon

When Patricia experienced the painful emotions of loss, she took to pen and paper and created poems to find peace and comfort. Now she uses her compassion and creativity to help others experiencing loss.

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Evelyn Morse

Always wearing a smile, at the youthful age of 85, Evelyn Morse stays busy with family, church, and her community.  It is an honor to recognize this phenomenal woman as our Shining Star Mom 2018.

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Samoan Shields

Zoey Madison was only three weeks and five days old. Samoan says “Let’s not forget those we have lost” and has established a non-profit organization, Zoey’s House, in honor of her daughter.

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Rose Smith

A fearless force to be reckoned with, Rose recently learned of her mother’s cancer diagnosis and impending death, and now holds steadfast in the whirlwind emotions of forgiveness and unconditional love.

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Patricia Blaino

An inspiration to all, Evangelist Patricia Blaino ministers love, hope, and healing to all who cross her path. She offers training and grief support to her church, organizations, and the community.

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Christina Ferguson

Those who have miscarried are often forgotten, or not even looked at as mothers. As an author, life coach, and mother, Christina shares her experience to encourage others through this heartbreak.

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Valerie Alawiye

Valerie lost her mother just a few days after her mother's birthday and only a few weeks before Mother's Day.

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Dora Carpenter

Dora lost her mother three weeks after celebrating her mother's 91st birthday and two days before Mother's Day.

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