DADDY’S ARMS

Little did I know that this would be your last picture with Theodore. And the more I stare at it, the more I realize how this final moment with your son perfectly summarized your entire relationship. Theodore always felt safe in his daddy’s arms. And you, Michael Nelson, are the pillar of strength for ourContinue reading “DADDY’S ARMS”

FREEZE!

️Here is my favorite ‘brunette Elsa’, who happens to be much better at ‘melting hearts’ than freezing them…  HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY, MacKenna! Mom & Dad could not be more proud to call you our daughter. You became a big sister, and lost your baby brother all in the same year. Your delicate little heart hasContinue reading “FREEZE!”

FORTIFIED. 🥛

All 1,248 ounces were fortified with an extremely large dose of love… When you fortify, you add an element of ‘value’ to something that could benefit from being strengthened.  And there’s no doubt that Theodore Nelson was born a ‘fortifier’; his tenacity could invigorate anyone and enhance their lives for the better.  He was aContinue reading “FORTIFIED. 🥛”

•• REALITY ••

MK insisted on taking her little brother for a drive today. Never in my wildest dreams did I think ‘playtime’ would look like this… but ‘this’ is our reality. And that’s the thing about ‘reality’ – you can’t hide from it. You can either run from reality, or choose to accept it. Although, trying toContinue reading “•• REALITY ••”

TURNING PAIN INTO PURPOSE 👇

It has been one month since I’ve held my beautiful baby boy… and within those painful 30 days, besides feeling every single emotion known to man, coupled with periods of complete numbness, I’ve realized this:  it’s not about “learning to get over it”, it’s about “learning to live through it”… and for me, that includesContinue reading “TURNING PAIN INTO PURPOSE 👇”

Surprise Tribute From Community Honoring Theodore R. Nelson

This global pandemic has got nothin’ on the ‘Teddy Bear Warrior’ community! I’m still speechless from this complete SURPRISE… & I’m still having a very hard time formulating sentences to express what is in my heart; my heart is simply in overload… My heart misses Theodore like crazy.My heart loves you all like crazy. So,Continue reading “Surprise Tribute From Community Honoring Theodore R. Nelson”

LOVE IS ETERNAL ❤️

My beautiful Theodore; my precious Teddy Bear, my strong and courageous Warrior, my brave and fierce Baby Boy – Momma will always love you with every fiber of my being and every ounce of my soul. If love could have kept you here, it would have kept you here one thousand years… but I’ll giveContinue reading “LOVE IS ETERNAL ❤️”

3/24/20 -OPEN HEART SURGERY #3

Today we switch lanes on the hi-way.  We’re entering a whole new phase of this journey with Theodore; I just pray that we’re veering into the ‘express lane’ with a straight shot home from here… Although, the next leg of this trip hasn’t yet begun, this Momma is already feeling a little “car sick”.  TravelingContinue reading “3/24/20 -OPEN HEART SURGERY #3”

🎉❗️200 DAYS IN THE CICU❗️🎉

Our ‘Mr. Theodorable’ turned 200 days old this past Tuesday and still continues to fight hard for life with every determined breath he takes! (…not to mention, he makes me smile about 200 times per day, too! ) I have learned a lot in 200 days… I have learned that one person’s ‘inconvenience’ can be anotherContinue reading “🎉❗️200 DAYS IN THE CICU❗️🎉”

KEEP CALM AND LET THE STORM RAGE ON… 💪

“… The ‘unknown’ never bothered me anyway! “ ” ‘Cause don’t you know there’s part of me that lovvvess to gooo… into the UNKNOWNNN! “ I’ve obviously been exposed to Elsa songs way too much lately; thanks MacKenna!  🤣 …But in all seriousness, the declared national emergency has brought about a whole new extra set of ‘unknowns’Continue reading “KEEP CALM AND LET THE STORM RAGE ON… 💪”