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What Just Happened? | And, Laying Down My Control

WHAT JUST HAPPENED? I’m still processing the events of the last three weeks. Still trying to find meaning in it all. Still trying to see the beauty in ashes, because I’ve learned it always exists. The short of what happened with Anabelle a few weeks ago is that after a seemingly normal day, I started […]

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BELLE’S “BEAT THE ODDS” BIRTHDAY BASH | AND YOU’RE INVITED!!!

  A YEAR IN REVIEW A year old? Did that really just happen? Only ONE overnight in the hospital after our initial stay? Are you kidding me? Speaking of our initial stay, they told us 2-6 months and we checked out the day she turned two months old! Is this for real? ZERO fevers, ZERO […]

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DESIGNING A (NON)MEDICAL NURSERY | NOT TOO SHABBY!

My daughter is nearly 7 months old, and I just finished her nursery. Truth be told, when you know you have a sick child coming, all of the preparations that normally go into getting ready for a baby come to a sudden, somewhat awkward, certainly painful, screeching halt.  I knew exactly what I’d wanted a […]

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THE GIFT|RIDING THE ROLLER COASTER

I’m finding it very difficult to keep up with blogging and/or updates, but today something so monumental, so incredibly special, so close to my heart happened that I have to record it. I never want to forget this day, and I never want to forget God’s faithfulness to us even when we walk through the […]

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EVEN IF THE HEALING DOESN’T COME|BELLE’S DIAGNOSIS

(Photo courtesy of Ashley Costanzo Photography) Sometimes the princess finds her prince. Sometimes the orphan finds a forever home. Sometimes the chemo works, and the cancer disappears. But sometimes, happily ever after doesn’t happen. At least not in the way you’d hoped. Many, many people prayed for Belle to be healed. Many prayed for a complete […]

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WHAT YOU CAN’T PREPARE FOR| LIFE IN THE NICU

We’ve been in the NICU for a week, and I’m pretty sure I’ve already gained a reputation as being “that Mom.”  The one who comes to meetings with her binder and list of qustions. The one who asks for everything to be repeated to be sure she has recorded it accurately. The one who researches everything […]

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