From Good To Grace

GraceGrace Jenny Grabel was born on May 1, 2015 (5/1/15) at 5 p.m. on the dot. We had decided her name to be Grace long before she was born. While in the hospital, we received a Facebook message that said to Google the meaning of 5. We did just that, and what we found gave me chills. The meaning of 5 symbolizes “grace.”

My husband, Seth Grabel, and I had challenges conceiving. We knew that likelihood of getting pregnant was less then 5 percent and decided to seek infertility help. We tell our story of hope on page 92.

It’s been a long journey to motherhood. Many tears, worried thoughts and prayers have paved the way to be able to hold Grace in my arms today. As a working mother, my days are long and exhausting and yet they go by so fast that Grace is literally growing up before my eyes. Fortunately, we have a nursery at our publishing office and I am with Grace 24/7, checking e-mails, nursing, publishing, nursing, phone calls and more nursing. This takes a lot of energy and determination, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Like life, you have to do what works best for you. Just like the women featured in this issue, they have the determination to accomplish greatness for our community. The women featured in each issue of Las Vegas Woman magazine are shaping our neighborhoods, the same neighborhoods that Grace will be growing up in.

Having Grace has ignited a sense of passion that transcends through our magazine. I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Las Vegas. It’s important that all children, including Grace, can say the same thing. We will continue to do our part and create a positive resource for our community, highlighting the local heroes among us.

As always, thank you for your support through readership. Picking up Las Vegas Woman gives our local businesses a place to advertise. In turn, thank you to our advertisers for their contribution for it is with their support that we are able to publish articles that educate, entertain and inspire.

Finally, I would like to thank my loving husband. In three short years, we have been become a family of three with the most precious gift in our lives, Grace.

To educate, entertain & inspire,
Tammy Grabel