When your child’s life has an early expiration date.

Four children have died in the past month.  Not just any four children, but four children that have the same rare disorder as my son.  And that scares me.  Our children's lives have an early expiration date. You see, this rare disorder has had the potential of taking their life since they were born.  Upon diagnosis the doctor comes in … Continue reading When your child’s life has an early expiration date.

Gaining Grace {Incorporating His grace in my every day life.}

I've been an opinionated momma for the past 10 years or so.  I ensure that my children are loved and well taken care of everyday, and I don't bite my tongue when I see an injustice.  This momma bear instinct in me has grown into other areas of my life where my emotions can run … Continue reading Gaining Grace {Incorporating His grace in my every day life.}

Christmas and Kids: What they need to know.

Christmas.  A time when we Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  It is a time when we surround ourselves with loved ones exchanging gifts amongst the traditional Christmas tree full of lights and decorations and it is also a time to give back to others.  It's truly a beautiful time of year. However, this beautiful time of … Continue reading Christmas and Kids: What they need to know.

My Heart is Content…

I sit here listening to sounds of the machines trickling, humming, beeping.  I sit here looking around at the equipment, hospital beds, chairs, outlets.  I sit here taking all of you in, absorbing all of the calming peace that you exude, albeit just two hours earlier you were lying on an operating table. As I lie next … Continue reading My Heart is Content…

Dear Humanity, I’m not giving up on you.

Dear Humanity, A few days ago I experienced various situations where I was discouraged by the behavior/demeanor by fellow humans.  It really got to me.  But I want you to know that despite how discouraging it was, I'm not giving up on you. I attended my sister's college graduation the other day.  I was the beaming proud big sister … Continue reading Dear Humanity, I’m not giving up on you.

Back to Being “Us”

There once was a time when my husband and I were a fun loving, care free couple who were madly in love and the world was at our fingertips.  It was a time of dating, learning each other's quirks, laughter, flirting, snuggling, and just plain FUN!!  This very short lived time is engrained into my mind … Continue reading Back to Being “Us”

The Dad Behind the Diagnosis

When you become a parent it changes you.  But when your tiny, brand new baby is given a life altering diagnosis that thrusts you into the world of special needs it really changes you.  Some people change for the better and some change for the worse.  Your relationship with your spouse can get stronger or it can fall apart.  The first … Continue reading The Dad Behind the Diagnosis

My Dear Child, I have a confession…

My Dear Child, I have a confession. Through the 8 years you have been in my life I have prayed and longed for you to be healed from all of your diagnoses, illnesses, and struggles.  I have yelled at God for allowing my sweet, innocent baby to come into this world with such life altering afflictions.  … Continue reading My Dear Child, I have a confession…

Dude! Welcome to my new BLOG!

Well I did it.  I have officially started my own blog.  Whew.  This was a long time coming... Thanks to the many of you out in FB land who voted on my blog name.  The winning name was "Put a Corkern In It" with an astounding 279 votes.  Wow, I know.. You are probably seeing that isn't what I … Continue reading Dude! Welcome to my new BLOG!