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Cherishing our special memories every day


Until Bekah and Sam arrived, I was unaware of just how short time can be. Now, I am sometimes brutally aware that there are small, seemingly insignificant moments that I’d like to remember forever.

Looking ahead to hip surgery to realign Jordan’s right hip


Though it’s only January we have already seen a small glimpse of how our world is going to be turned upside down. We had a great December celebrating the Christmas season. Our season was also welcomed with our 6-month visit to the Myelo Clinic at Akron Children’s to meet with his specialists to assess his progress.

Proud to be independent

Jordan and his lil sis, Gabriella

Independent is becoming our new word, or should I say, “I do it myself, mommy!”

Take Kheira’s birthday card challenge

Kheira and her service dog

Kheira’s service dog passed away unexpectedly on her 13th birthday last year. She’ll get a new dog in January 2015. This year for Kheira’s birthday we want to fill the absence of her best friend and most valued helper with birthday cards. Her birthday is Dec. 14.

Son falls asleep while getting stitches

Special sunglasses

The night before Thanksgiving, our 5-year-old son had fallen and hit his face on a coffee table while playing a game of tag with his friends. He got a cut right under his nose. We waited, unsure whether he would need stitches or not. If we had to go we were not looking forward to the crying that we were sure would ensue if we told him we were going.

Son’s difficulty in swallowing leads to feeding tube

William Rose

When my son William was 6 months old he was diagnosed with dysphagia. In August of this year, Dr. Albert put tubes in his ears and removed his adenoids. Dr. Albert was hoping that removing the adenoids would help with the dysphagia.