Writing as a vocation is not where I expected to be today, but I can confidently say that God has exceeded my expectations in redeeming my pain and causing my story seeds to grow.
Although each individual Redbud member is important, we truly experienced something greater — synergy — when we gathered. This synergy strengthened my spirit more than I could have done alone.
Marie Chan writes about connecting deeply with Christ and community through life’s challenges. She shares about God giving her diverse motherhood experiences of adopting an older child internationally, conceiving after struggling with infertility, and mourning the stillbirth of her son on her blog, calmmamabear.com. Marie also leads an adoption support group focused on trauma-informed parenting. Being the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants inspired Marie to share stories that highlight hidden figures in Asian American history. Marie’s picture book biography, Mamie Tape: A Chinese American Girl's Fight to Go to School (Harvest House/Ten Peaks Press), will be released in 2024. She lives in California with her husband, two children with a third in heaven, and their giant 12-pound rabbit. Connect with Marie on Instagram @mariechanbooks and mariechan.com