The Crooked Camel

I first shared a version of this post in December 2015, when Natalie was younger than Hope is now. I found it recently and, as I reread what I had written five years ago, I thought it would be worth sharing again. I never could have imagined, when I first wrote those words, what the … Continue reading The Crooked Camel

What Child is This?

I have always loved the whole Christmas season. Growing up we had a number of traditions that made the weeks leading up to Christmas extra special and I looked forward to them every year. As we head into the Christmas season I'm looking forward to the traditions we've begun to establish with our girls. I'm … Continue reading What Child is This?

The Road Goes Ever On

Nine days after her third heart surgery, our little "Wonder Woman" was discharged from the hospital. We celebrated that night with play time in our apartment and delicious local takeout for dinner, but the real celebration came the next afternoon when we arrived home and the girls were reunited. Watching their sweet hug was the … Continue reading The Road Goes Ever On

Worth It

Hope has her third heart surgery tomorrow. That's not a sentence I ever imagined or wished to write about my child. For quite a while this path that she has to walk was hard for me to accept. I kept dwelling on what her life would have, could have, and should have looked like if … Continue reading Worth It