To the Step Dad on Fathers Day

When the boys first met my husband, we were at Disneyland. How's that for stacking the deck? Clearly they loved him... like immediately. In fact, I was freaking out because my youngest son took his hand and started walking around Adventure Land with him like he'd known him for years after about 7 seconds. I distinctly remember thinking, "NoNoNoNoNo! Do not get attached, Little...Read More

Looking Back on 2015

It is so hard to believe that another year has passed. It's been a doozy for our family. 2015 brought us five hospital visits, and two additional diagnoses. It brought new pets and aquariums (I really, really don't want to actually figure out how many. It's best if I stay in denial). It brought progress and change and sadness and love and laughter. This...Read More

To The Single Mom At Christmas

Dear Single Mom, I have been thinking of you since Thanksgiving. As Christmas gets closer and closer, I have been praying for your heart. This time of year is hard for you, I know. I was a single mom for almost five years. My sister was for seven. And my mother has been a single mom for almost the entirety of her four children’s...Read More

Things We Never Thought We’d Say ‘Thank You’ For

"Thank you so much for being the one that does all the stool samples for these kids. I do not think I could pull that off." My husband said it so earnestly. He really, really meant it. It was sweet and kind. And I burst out laughing. "We thank each other for some crazy things," I said. "We need to write a blog post...Read More

What Will My Children Say About Me When They Are Grown?

My husband and I had a cup of coffee together this morning. Both boys were up half the night.  The only advantage of this, is that they slept in and we were able to steal some precious morning moments together. And by precious moments, I mean both of our eyes barely open, yawning, mentioning that the garbage needs to be taken out, how much...Read More