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Celebrating hearts in March

bekah-with-heart-shirt

We think about hearts a lot here at our house. In fact, while everyone else celebrates hearts in February, we reserve most of our excitement for March 6, Happy Heart Day, the day of Bekah’s open heart surgery.

Harper celebrates her first birthday

Harper

A whole year has gone by. When I think back to this day a year ago, I didn’t know anything about Harper’s awesomeness before she was born. I remember so many emotions that day: nervousness, excitedness, sadness. I was all over the place. If there was anything I could change, I would make sure I had seen my baby before they told me she had Down syndrome and a heart defect.

Discharge day: Thankful for miracle baby’s medical team

Kandice Ramsey

Feb. 4, 2015, was a monumental day in our family’s lives. Kandice Jean Ramsey turned 5 months old and her journey at Akron Children’s Hospital ended. She went home!

Top 10 tweets of 2014

Sarah Thistlethwaite finally earned her second and third set of motherhood wings May 9 when she delivered the now-famous mono mono twins Jillian and Jenna.

In 2014, we enjoyed a lot of uplifting and fun social conversations on Twitter. Take a look at the 10 most popular and heartwarming tweets of this past year.

It’s birthday time

Bekah on her new birthday bike

Four years ago we were struggling with infertility, and the idea that we may never have the chance to be parents was very real, and very sad. Then, 3 years ago Bekah was born and we learned the fast and cold truth that not every baby is born a warm and cuddly bundle of joy.

The road leading to the light at the end of the tunnel

Yellow headband

From sepsis to open heart surgery to getting the breathing tube removed, a lot has happened to Harper Cunningham in the weeks she has been in the PICU.