For many parents, bringing your newborn home from the NICU is a day for celebrating. For me, it was one of the most terrifying days of my life.
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As winter greeted us this season we were also introduced to this year’s winter illnesses. What you don’t realize is how much sickness your children will face in the first few years. Both of our munchkins have had their fair share of colds and ear infections. I really don’t know that you can avoid all […]
Looking back over the past 9 months, we are in awe of how God has given us patience and endurance. We made it through Jordan’s hip and ankle surgery, including 40 days in a cast and 40 days of day rehab. Jordan started a school with a friend for kids with neuromotor diagnosis. He endured […]
For some reason the ease that we might feel from having Jordan’s shunt replaced was short lived as this was the first he had expressed discomfort after his surgery. The neuro team at Akron Children’s told us there is a high rate of malfunction in the first year. This doesn’t really put your mind at […]
We are always up for a little adventure, but a lot of adventure is a lot overwhelming. Jordan came home from his first day of school telling us that he hit his head on the concrete floor. This seemed a little odd since his teacher had not said anything about Jordan getting hurt. I was […]
Today Bekah turns 4. I almost can’t believe it. Chris has gone to work, and Bekah and Sam are both still asleep. I have a million different things I should be doing. Instead, I am laying in bed, typing this, thinking of how different my life was just 4 years ago. At this very moment […]