{a new year}

There is something so magical about the start of the New Year. It feels like a fresh beginning, a time of reflecting on the past year, deciding what worked and didn’t work, and making plans for the year to come.  I look back on 2018 and I have a strong sense of accomplishment. I set... Continue Reading →

{dear doctor}

Dear Doctor, I doubt you remember me from two and-a-half years ago. I sat opposite of you in your tiny corner office overlooking the bustling city. Your desk was filled with papers, everywhere. My husband gripped my hand as he took a seat next me while we waited to hear your thoughts on our unborn... Continue Reading →

{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... Continue Reading →

{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... Continue Reading →

{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.... Continue Reading →

{Down syndrome awareness month}

October is... DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH! If you were to ask me before I was pregnant with Bernadette what October meant to me, I would have answered all things fall. Pumpkins, sweaters, boots, and scarves. Those things are all lovely and the absolute essence of fall and kick off the holiday season in my book.... Continue Reading →

{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... Continue Reading →

{dsdn rockin mom’s retreat 2018}

Tears of understanding, laughter, connection, rejuvenation. All words I would use to describe my weekend away for the DSDN Rockin Mom's Retreat in Phoenix. I'll admit. The week of the retreat, I started to get cold feet. I went away a short couple of months ago {she speaks 2018} and while it was an amazing... Continue Reading →

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