“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

Silver Linings

There is no way around it. Life can be damn hard and the only way you can get through it sometimes is to sludge through the blood, guts, and crap all the while keeping your eyes open for the silver linings and trusting that God will use the hard stuff for a greater purpose. I … More Silver Linings