LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Restore Hope lit its unique Christmas tree at the Department of Human Services. 

A merry celebration was held for the lighting, but to also celebrate a single mother of six. 

Traci Davidson was at a dark place in her life she said. Last year, she was involved with the legal system, and ultimately lost custody of her six children. 

“The pain of someone stepping in – but at the end of the day, I’m glad they stepped in” she said. 

Davison then found Restore Hope, an organization she said that she owes her life. 

A year later, she has full custody of her children, and has graduated from diesel tech school. Davidson is currently pursuing a degree in applied science in business. 

She was asked to light the tree this year as a symbol of life restoration. 

“Being able to light the tree, and then asking me to do that meant a lot to me, that they actually are still there and proud of me” Davidson said.