bereaved parents

Grieving With Others

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You know, I was never a fan of funerals and potato salad or dying people or dead ones or death or pretty much anything that had to do with end of life.  As a kid, from grade 3 and then throughout junior high and high school, a friend, classmate, relative, or pet, died, each year. […]

abundant life

Trekking Around the World

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Remember this? It’s been a while.  I wouldn’t expect you to, but I sure do.  One night, 5 years ago last November, we had gotten some yummy Chinese take-out and were sitting in Noah’s room at The Children’s Hospital.  As we finished up and started cracking open our fortune cookies, I grabbed one and said, […]

birth story

The 411, Part Deux

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Sorry! I literally did not intend to leave you hanging but between poopy diapers, homeschooling, pumping, trying to keep my kitchen clean, showering periodically, making meals, snuggling, etc, apparently big nuggets of time are no longer at my disposal. Today I did, however, stay up after Ryan’s 5:00 a.m. feeding and do Turbo Jam, as […]

bereaved parents

Back it up a little…

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So, Em and Jason and I went in on Tuesday for our uber-ultra ultrasound. They check for all the important vital body parts. Most parents look only for genitalia. Obviously since we seem to produce children with more than just private parts, and since our lives have been radically changed over the past 4 years […]

abundant life

Just keepin’ it real…

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Here’s a blurb from one of my favorite movies, if not my favorite, that I’d like to share. I think I’ve shared it previously, but I recently watched the movie again and was reminded of why I like it so much…it’s a scene between Dustin Hoffman and Will Ferrell after Hoffman’s character, a literary professor, […]

grief

Down-sizing…Ode to ‘Pilot’

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My sweetest guy snoozing away in his car seat on the 4th of July in SD…if I had only known… Oh how I thought it would be a quick stay… I still had hope here… I get so pissed, angry, and motivated when I look at these pictures…the first two for obvious reasons, the third […]

letters to God

Sweet Guy…

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January 12th, in the wee hours of the morning God, I’m not really sure how it all works…well, obviously, but especially concerning my son, who is in Your full-time care…You see, I love him. And I know You do, too, and that is why he is free and healthy in Your presence, but You know, […]

Locks of Love

More to follow…

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Check this out: http://cw2.trb.com/ Click on: Mom marks one year anniversary of son’s death Here’s the transcript: http://cw2.trb.com/news/kwgn-locks-of-love-group-donation,0,1145518.story?coll=kwgn-home-2 I’ll post pictures of our before and after shots soon. I actually didn’t personally take pictures because I was walking around, looking at my friends cutting their hair off to remember Noah and humbly thanking God for […]

grocery shopping

My Empty Shopping Cart

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Something strange that has happened in the last year is my aversion to grocery shopping. Em and I used to go regularly on Wednesdays or every other Wednesday before Noah was born. It was our routine. She would grab one of those mini kid size carts and follow me around the store, the whole time […]