{heart milestones}

{heart milestones}

Today marks two years since I handed my tiny eight week old newborn over to the heart surgeon for open heart surgery. Her second major heart surgery in her short little life, this one to repair her main heart defect that was discovered in utero. I still cannot believe we lived through it to tell [...]

{welcome autumn}

{welcome autumn}

I walked outside of the gym this morning after my workout to a pleasant autumn morning. The cold air felt so good on my face as I made my way to the car. I took a deep breath in and looked around at the autumnal scene surrounding me. Leaves in all shades of yellows and [...]

{it’s been awhile}

{it’s been awhile}

This space. This blank page. Waiting for my thoughts to get out on the crisp white background. Yet, it's remained blank. Almost the entire month. The greatest month. The month that I could be writing about all the amazing things that are Down syndrome and how it has changed my life. And yet, I haven't. [...]

{rest}

{rest}

I wrote this article a handful of months ago, in the thick of CPAP. I never published it. And then today, our pastor gave a whole message on rest. I thought back to this article as I sat in the congregation this morning. It was burning a hole inside of me and I knew I [...]

{the glory days}

{the glory days}

How in the world do you keep your schedule straight when you have this therapy and that appointment, three kids running here and there, and everything to do in-between?Β  I am a huge believer in scheduling. I typically function better in seasons of busyness when I can have things mapped out. I need a planner [...]

{today’s the day}

{today’s the day}

The first day of Kindergarten. For my oldest. The one who made me a mother almost 6 years ago. We are entering a whole new chapter in our lives. It excites me but simultaneously terrifies me. I think back to when she was first born. So many sleepless nights. No one every told me that [...]

{beach day}

{beach day}

I am wordy. I know. I write a lot of what's on my heart. Which for me means using a lot of words. The things I feel burning a hole inside of me that just have to get out before I self combust. This post will be short and sweet, with a few motherhood through [...]