The Keys of Hope™ Story
Hello! We are Ronald and Anesha Stanley, Founders of Keys of Hope, and we are humbly honored that you took the time to stop by and find out what we're all about. We are high school sweethearts, both born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. When we got married June 14, 2008 we took time to enjoy our marriage and finally have some time together after a 7 year long distance relationship.

We settled back home in Saginaw to began our careers. I moved our home based baking company into a storefront and Ronald worked in the Criminal Justice field. We waited 5 years before trying to conceive and thought the process would be easy. We wanted our first child to be a girl! However that desire was quickly shattered when our first pregnancy ended in a traumatic and painful miscarriage in 2014. 

Months later while still mourning the loss of our first baby, I would always ask God to reveal to me the gender of the baby we lost. One night I had a dream, there was a baby girl dressed in a pink snowsuit laying on my bed. I asked my family whose baby it was and they looked at me as if I should know whose child she was! They never spoke a word. The baby girl began to quickly outgrow her clothing so my nephews and I were constantly changing her clothes. 

Weeks later, my then two year old nephew hinted to me that I may be pregnant by talking to my stomach, laughing and listening as if he was having a conversation with someone. Sure enough, weeks later we learned that I was 8 weeks pregnant with our Rainbow Baby!

Sinai Olivia (baby girl) was born December 23, 2014.
(pink snowsuit)
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You see, God didn't reveal the gender of the first baby we lost, rather He led me to anticipate the miracle (Hallelujah) that was growing inside me, the sunshine after the storm! God is Faithful!

We waited two years before trying to conceive again and we found ourselves on a journey that would forever change our lives  and test our faith. Since 2017, my husband and I have experienced 1 miscarriage, 1 birth by cesarean section, 1 chemical pregnancy loss and 2 life threatening ectopic pregnancy losses. With the exception of the birth of our daughter, all were trumatic, including the cesarean recovery. These experiences lead us to IVF consultations, individual and couples counseling, Hopelessness and Fear. 

On August 22, 2018, I was summoned to the doctors because my HCG levels increased. Two weeks before that I thought I miscarried because my body went through the process of such. An ultrasound revealed that our baby was STILL ALIVE, I heard the sweetest music to a mothers ears, a strong and courageous heartbeat. Unfortunately, it was another ectopic pregnancy, at that moment I had less than an hour to get to the hospital to have emergency surgery to save my life, remove my fallopian tube which was in danger of rupturing  and to say good-bye to our warrior baby who was still alive.

In that moment the sweetest peace came over me. Just three days prior, God had given me a new song in my heart, Reckless Love, which I sang as they pushed me down to the operating room...There's no shadow you won’t light up, mountain you won’t climb up, coming after me. There's no wall you won’t kick down, lie you won’t tear down, coming after me.  Although the circumstance ended they way it did, God acted out the lyrics  to save my life...I truly raised a hallelujah in the presence of my enemy!

I made the decision to totally surrender to God. To wave my flag and position myself at God’s feet to hear what He had to say. I was beyond confused and just needed to know what He needed me to do with my pain rather than question why, like I did in the past. Despite our journey looking like the valley of the shadow of death, we knew that God still loved us and there would be glory after this. 

During my long and painful recovery, seeking God was priority! I was led to be empowered by Sarah Jakes Roberts and her movement of Woman Evolve. I listened to her message from the Woman Evolve 2018 conference….did God speak to me! A prophetic word came forth:


“You're pregnant with purpose. Although you figured you'd be pregant with a baby. You’re a curse breaker. You’re carrying another woman’s curse and another woman’s breakthrough. Your mother couldn’t do it, and you don’t want your daughter to fight it, because your grandmother struggled with it. Not another broken heart (miscarriage or pregnancy loss) so the people coming behind you don’t have to go through it. Birth it off her, you and your daughters for generations to come. You’ve never seen another woman do what God has called you to do but you have the power to break it for yourself and everyone after you. Get in birthing position. What you release will push back darkness. If you push, God will pull. As you give birth it will become alive.”
  

WOW...WOW...WOW! I began to weep and weep because I now know the reason why I've experienced recurrent pregnancy loss. Only God knew that my mother has never experienced pregnancy loss or infertility, I don't want Sinai to EVER fight it, yet my grandmother experienced pregnancy and infant loss.  It's connected to my calling and my purpose.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Dr. Seuss