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”. 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. 🥛

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. 🥛”

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”

I AM THE PASSENGER 🚗

Is anyone guilty of being a “backseat driver”?   Michael and I are about to depart on trip number 18 down to Pittsburgh; if you are counting “there and back”, that’s actually 36 different 4-hour windows of time where I’ve had the opportunity to be ‘that someone’ who provides unwanted driving advice… We’ve all commented atContinue reading “I AM THE PASSENGER 🚗”

NO CRIB FOR A BED 🛏

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 ‘magical environment’ for your child was exponentially multiplied by more serious factors thatContinue reading “NO CRIB FOR A BED 🛏”

💯DAYS!

We’ve officially hit “triple digits”… 100 DAYS IN PITTSBURGH’S CARDIAC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT‼️ Grateful for how far we’ve come… Hopeful for how far we’ll go… -️ Momma Bear, Praying Isaiah 53:5  #FallingRightSideUp TEDDY BEAR PRAYER : Sometimes my heart is quiet…and that’s okay.  Sometimes the prayers that carry the fewest words are the most powerful. God knows ourContinue reading “💯DAYS!”

LEFTOVERS 🍗

Who doesn’t love leftovers? Some would even argue that the best part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers… Everyone looks forward to them; they lighten the burden of future meal preparation and can instantly turn lunch hour into “happy hour” at work!  Nothing beats the convenience of tossing a previously well-cooked meal into the microwave for a fewContinue reading “LEFTOVERS 🍗”

OPEN HEART SURGERY #2

Twas’ the night before surgery… when all through Mom’s mind, many thoughts were stirring, none two of a kind…  Sometimes it feels like I am drowning in my own thoughts; so many thoughts, like millions of water droplets compiling together, creating one big raging sea.  In the midst of negative speculations and unfavorable odds, IContinue reading “OPEN HEART SURGERY #2”