He Will Not Fail You

Dear Hope, I've shared some of your journey here for the past five years. I've written so that people could pray and come alongside us, and they have, in ways that I will forever be grateful for. I've written so I could process the thoughts and emotions I've wrestled with along the way. And I've … Continue reading He Will Not Fail You

He Faithful Will Remain

Be still, my soul... I hummed it to Hope as a newborn baby, bundled in my arms, the day before her first heart surgery. I hummed it to her in the ICU last month as she gripped my finger and my heart overflowed with joy at feeling her hold my hand again. And I hum … Continue reading He Faithful Will Remain

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

Even If

Recently I found the classic VeggieTales movie Rack, Shack and Benny to watch with Natalie for the first time. While I nostalgically sang along with tunes I hadn't heard in years, Natalie anxiously half-covered her eyes with her hands. "I don't want to see the fire," she pleaded. She has learned the real story of … Continue reading Even If