Family Of Five ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ

๐Ž๐ง๐žย ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญย ๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญย ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญย ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ฌย ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐žย ๐ฆ๐ž… ๐Ž๐ง๐žย ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญย ๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญย ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฏ๐žย ๐ญ๐จย ๐ ๐ฎ๐ข๐๐žย ๐ฆ๐ž… ๐Ž๐ง๐žย ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญย ๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญย ๐ง๐จ๐ฐย ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌย ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐žย ๐ฆ๐ž…ย  Dear Theodore-ย  The gift of your life has brought immeasurable joy, even through the darkest days. The gift of your life has drawn us closer to God, as weโ€™ve realized our own lack of control. The gift of your life has indicated that prayer does not always change circumstances, but it certainlyContinue reading “Family Of Five ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ”

A Special Gift ๐Ÿฐโœ๏ธ

โ€œTheodore picked out this stuffed bunny as a special gift for you, right before he went up to heaven to live with Jesus…โ€ Thatโ€™s what we had to tell our 4-year-old three days before Easter last year. As tears welled-up in MacKennaโ€™s eyes, she was devastated, yet grateful all at the same time. She couldnโ€™tContinue reading “A Special Gift ๐Ÿฐโœ๏ธ”

6 MONTHS GONE

Hi Theodore,Momma here…Today, marks 6 months.Half a year since I’ve looked into those fierce eyes.I have nothing profound to say,besides “I love you more than life itself”.ย Thank you for filling my arms for 223 days.It’s your strength that has quite literally become mine.Just one thought of your courage empowers me to do absolutely anything.And itContinue reading “6 MONTHS GONE”

Surprise Tribute From Community Honoring Theodore R. Nelson

We laid our cherished Theodore Richard Nelson to rest on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020. This global pandemic has got nothinโ€™ on the โ€˜Teddy Bear Warriorโ€™ community! Iโ€™m still speechless from this complete SURPRISE… & Iโ€™m still having a very hard time formulating sentences to express what is in my heart; my heart is simply inContinue reading “Surprise Tribute From Community Honoring Theodore R. Nelson”

LOVE IS ETERNAL โค๏ธ

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 Iโ€™ll giveContinue reading “LOVE IS ETERNAL โค๏ธ”

3/24/20 -OPEN HEART SURGERY #3

Today we switch lanes on the hi-way.  Weโ€™re entering a whole new phase of this journey with Theodore; I just pray that weโ€™re veering into the โ€˜express laneโ€™ with a straight shot home from here… Although, the next leg of this trip hasnโ€™t yet begun, this Momma is already feeling a little โ€œcar sickโ€.  TravelingContinue reading “3/24/20 -OPEN HEART SURGERY #3”

๐ŸŽ‰โ—๏ธ200 DAYS IN THE CICUโ—๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰

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 personโ€™s โ€˜inconvenienceโ€™ can be anotherContinue reading “๐ŸŽ‰โ—๏ธ200 DAYS IN THE CICUโ—๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰”

HALF A YEAR WITH HALF A HEART โค๏ธ

Our โ€˜Mr. Theodorableโ€™ is 6 months old and able to turn anything from ordinary to extraordinaryโ€ผ๏ธ… Working towards traditional developmental milestones with โ€˜half a heartโ€™ is like climbing Mount Everest against every unfavorable condition that exists.ย  When Theodore first smiledย  before his six month birthday, we reached the highest peak and claimed victory! I jumpedContinue reading “HALF A YEAR WITH HALF A HEART โค๏ธ”

HIS STORY ๐Ÿ“–

Who doesnโ€™t love a good drama? โ€ฆPerhaps one with a juicy plot twist filled with new characters and unexpected events? โ€ฆBut what happens when the screen goes black and the white block lettering emerges: โ€œto be continuedโ€ฆโ€?  And better yet, how do you feel when itโ€™s YOU staring as the main conflicted character? I wasContinue reading “HIS STORY ๐Ÿ“–”

๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ MONTHS

HAPPY FIVE MONTHS, my sweet Teddy Bear.  You have overcome more in five months than most people do in a lifetime.  When I look at you, I see the โ€˜fierceโ€™ in your twinkling eyes… I see the โ€˜determinationโ€™ in your pursed lips. I see the โ€˜courageโ€™ in your healing scars. But most of all, IContinue reading “๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ MONTHS”