It’s an unusually warm fall which, at times, I am tired of the heat but nights like tonight I’m thankful for it. We ate dinner outside Saturday on the back deck, still in our pajamas from the day of alternating between cleaning and laziness. Andy grilled fish and I made quinoa and corn and black… Read More Rory’s heart.
The funny thing about traumatic events in your life is that sometimes the years go by and you feel numb to it, and then some years you can’t escape going down the rabbit hole and having some serious meltdowns. This year, meltdowns. You see, this is the first year I’ve had the facebook “on this… Read More Ryder’s 4th Heart-iversary
It has been three years. I have all the feelings in the world and all the words in the world in my head and in my heart, but I just feel like it is the same ol’ same ol’ thing and why does anyone need to hear it again? Three years ago, our baby girl… Read More Look at us, we are all the same.
I’m having a hard time finding the words to describe how I feel this year on Ryder’s 2nd “heartiversary”. I’ve been weepy all week because I see so many around me going through unbearable things. It has been a reminder of when Ryder was so sick and how unbearable it seemed to me. Honestly, I… Read More two years.
Ryder is TWO YEARS OLD today! It completely blows my mind that she is two. Like, COMPLETELY blows my mind. I can’t believe we have made it out of the baby stage and into the terrible twos! It seems like yesterday that I was holding her for the very first time. And now today after… Read More Happy 2nd Birthday, Ryder!
Well, it is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness week- has been since the 7th. I’ve been going back and forth about this post… starting it, then deleting, then starting again since the 7th. You see, I have loved being able to share resources with my friends on my social network pages, but I’ve kept it surface… Read More stopping the silence
Well. I’d like to formally apologize for my post yesterday. It was a little too feisty, I think. It is the non-sleeping thing. It is getting to me. This morning Rory woke up at 4. And she decided she wanted the entire house to be up with her. Ryder can’t hang with that mess, so… Read More smarty pants
There are times in your life when you just put your head down, stifle your feelings, and keep going even if it kills you. And then there are times when something rises to the surface suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere- experiences, feelings, memories- and all you can do is just feel it. This afternoon the… Read More Day 22: Letting Go and Feeling It
Hi. Hello. How are ya? Yes, I am still here. I’ve had some complaints from family and relayed through people that I haven’t blogged in a while, so I thought I’d drop in. Basically, life has consisted of going here and there and everywhere trying to stay busy and not lose my mind these past four… Read More yes, I’m still here.
I am ONE YEAR OLD today! As you can see, I have started pulling up! Mommy and Daddy had to lower my bed! I have had the best couple of weeks with Mommy AND Daddy at home! I’m really starting to love on Daddy more and not be such a Momma’s girl. I started really… Read More Happy 1st Birthday, Ryder!