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”

1 Year In Heaven…๐Ÿ‘ผ

Tomorrow, April 9, 2020 – My heart broke the same day yours was made whole… And although I miss you more with every beat of my broken heart, Iโ€™d gladly give-up a piece of my heart, to know that God has replaced the missing piece of yours… I hope you know how absolutely, incredibly PERFECTContinue reading “1 Year In Heaven…๐Ÿ‘ผ”

live. love. & smile.

2020, if youโ€™ve taught me anything, it is that a smile can both disguise pain and exude joy all. at. the. same. time… It is that sadness and happiness know how to coexist if youโ€™ll allow them… It is that grieving can last a lifetime, but family lasts longer; family bonds are eternal… Yes, 2020,Continue reading “live. love. & smile.”

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”

FORTIFIED. ๐Ÿฅ›

All 1,248 ounces were fortified with an extremely large dose of love… When you fortify, you add an element of โ€˜valueโ€™ to something that could benefit from being strengthened.  And thereโ€™s no doubt that Theodore Nelson was born a โ€˜fortifierโ€™; his tenacity could invigorate anyone and enhance their lives for the better.  He was aContinue reading “FORTIFIED. ๐Ÿฅ›”

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”

I AM THE PASSENGER ๐Ÿš—

Is anyone guilty of being a โ€œbackseat driverโ€?   Michael and I are about to depart on trip number 18 down to Pittsburgh; if you are counting “there and back”, thatโ€™s actually 36 different 4-hour windows of time where I’ve had the opportunity to be โ€˜that someoneโ€™ who provides unwanted driving advice… We’ve all commented atContinue reading “I AM THE PASSENGER ๐Ÿš—”

NO CRIB FOR A BED ๐Ÿ›

This holiday season has been exceptionally hard. The normal stress that is induced by trying to purchase perfect gifts for practically every person you know, chasing down local Santas for one quick picture, and decorating the house just enough to foster a โ€˜magical environmentโ€™ for your child was exponentially multiplied by more serious factors thatContinue reading “NO CRIB FOR A BED ๐Ÿ›”