More About MAYAL

A combination of my career and my life experiences have led me to write and publish My Angel, You Are Loved.

pregnancy journal sarah valeosI have been a Massage Therapy Practitioner for over ten years. During my time as a Massage Therapist, I have gained a great appreciation for the human body. This appreciation for the human body, along with experiencing difficulty becoming pregnant, spurred my passion for researching issues related to women’s and children’s health. It was six years ago when I found myself drawn towards environmental health research, and I haven’t lost my thirst for this knowledge. My Husband would probably tell you, with the mixture of a proud smile and a little bit of frustration, that I look into practically every product that enters our home.

Having also known that I wanted to write and publish a book for quite a few years now, I have been brainstorming ideas and researching information regarding children and reading. When I became pregnant with my first child (after trying for 1.5 years), the influence that books have on children became a particularly fascinating subject for me. Once I learned how beneficial dark and light contrast is for babies eyes, it didn’t take me long to determine that when I published a book, it would have to showcase the contrast of black and white.

pregnancy journal sarah valeosAlso, in 2010, I was reunited with a high school friend through social media. She shared her son’s story as he battled a severe form of Congenital Heart Disease. At the time my youngest son was 6 months old. As I thought about the differences between her experience with her son, and what I experienced having my children, I was inspired to create a book that would allow parents of may walks to acknowledge, embrace and celebrate the life of their little one.

There have been many experiences, and many years of studying and research that have helped me grow into the person I am today. I am excited to be able to combine these passions into this book. I wrote My Angel, You Are Loved because I wanted to create a book that embraces life, provides healing, and contributes to the future of our children.  I can’t wait to share it with you.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to talk about the keepsake book, My Angel, You Are Loved on video. The story of how this keepsake book came to be is dear to my heart and I am honored to share it with you.

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Leanne Westman has been a local resident of Whatcom County for most of her life. Her love of art has led her to study Design at Whatcom Community College. Leanne is excited to have had the opportunity to use her talents to illustrate My Angel, You Are Loved.

pregnancy journal sarah valeos