Those of you who've known me for a long time have already heard this part of the story but Imma roll with it anyway- my mom was 17 when I was born. 17! That's only three measly years older than my own biggest child is now. Oy.
ANYWAY (quick before this lump in my throat turns to actual tears because holy hormonal emotional-ness, batman)! Anyway. As a former baby and a current mother, I love to support the mamas and their babies, no matter what circumstances they are in. It's amazing what you can accomplish if someone just tells you that you can, but if someone also helps you do it? Unstoppable. Is that a song yet? It should be.
That brings me to Mary's Mantle, a safe haven for expectant mothers in southeast Michigan, and the Zelie & Co. charity auction, which starts Tuesday morning (that's tomorrow! Write it down!).