I am so excited…super excited, actually.
Today I am launching a new feature here on The Eyes of a Boy called The Eyes of Inspiration.
When I started this blog it was very different than what it is now. It was a place that I talked a lot about how overjoyed I was to have finally become a mother after struggling to bring a baby home for nearly four years. I vented about my feelings of grief stemming from the loss of our stillborn son. I proudly posted about milestones that my new baby was hitting (fyi – that “baby” is now almost 3 years old! I can’t believe it!)
So, this new feature, The Eyes of Inspiration, is an effort to go back a bit to my blogging roots. I want to share real-life stories of other women who have overcome struggles in their lives. Women who are overcoming obstacles, fulfilling their dreams, and making the most of their lives despite things that have happened to them.
Today we will meet Jennifer Porrata. She is the former Mrs New Jersey (2014).
Jennifer is a mother of two adorable little boys, and the wife of a US Army Veteran. Undeniably, they’re a stunning family.
Becoming a mother wasn’t as quick of a journey as Jenn thought it would be, and she suffered through heartbreaking miscarriages.
Tragically, two months ago Jennifer lost her father to a hard battle with brain cancer.
Years earlier, she had seen her own mother struggle with (and beat) cancer, and she’s also endured the loss of her Mother-in-Law shortly after she was married to her husband.
Jennifer has, with out a doubt, been through a lot. She manages to turn the sad things in her life into inspiration for other women as one of the founders of the non-profit organization Our Life Songs Ministry.
Watch my full interview with Jennifer here to see why I feel that she is a Woman of Inspiration: