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

We laid our cherished Theodore Richard Nelson to rest on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020. 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 inContinue reading “Surprise Tribute From Community Honoring Theodore R. Nelson”

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… 💪”

HALF A YEAR WITH HALF A HEART ❤️

Our ‘Mr. Theodorable’ is 6 months old and able to turn anything from ordinary to extraordinary‼️… Working towards traditional developmental milestones with ‘half a heart’ is like climbing Mount Everest against every unfavorable condition that exists.  When Theodore first smiled  before his six month birthday, we reached the highest peak and claimed victory! I jumpedContinue reading “HALF A YEAR WITH HALF A HEART ❤️”

HIS STORY 📖

Who doesn’t love a good drama? …Perhaps one with a juicy plot twist filled with new characters and unexpected events? …But what happens when the screen goes black and the white block lettering emerges: “to be continued…”?  And better yet, how do you feel when it’s YOU staring as the main conflicted character? I wasContinue reading “HIS STORY 📖”

🖐🏼 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 ‘fierce’ in your twinkling eyes… I see the ‘determination’ in your pursed lips. I see the ‘courage’ in your healing scars. But most of all, IContinue reading “🖐🏼 MONTHS”