“Heartiversary”

One year ago today Jonathan had his first open heart surgery (OHS), the Norwood procedure. It is one of the most complicated, of the “standard” surgeries performed for CHD (congenital heart disease). Jonathan was born on Friday 7/21/17. His Norwood was scheduled for Wednesday 7/26/17. With our middle boys still being so young (one year … More “Heartiversary”

The Waiting

So this thing happened: I had a baby, then I blinked and now he’s having his first birthday. Only,  I didn’t blink. I didn’t close my eyes once, not even to pray. It’s peculiar how the memories and details of this time last year are fresh; they are imprinted in my mind as if it … More The Waiting

Walk As Lions

I am at a loss as to how to even attempt to put into words the emotions and events of the past week. At moments, the fear and terror have been overwhelming and it’s easy to forget the joy and hope of a brand new life coming in this world. There is no “good” reason … More Walk As Lions