Pain For Progress

Pain For Progress

Pain and Fear.  Two distinctly separate things.  Yet, in my current season, I’ve become more aware of how they go hand –in- hand.  I am afraid of pain, both physical and emotional. It’s uncomfortable. It makes me not think clearly. It makes me act in a way I don’t like. I can’t function when I am in pain. So, I [...]

The Arrival of Our “Wait-and-See” Day

The Arrival of Our “Wait-and-See” Day

After receiving the results of Ashlynn’s head ultrasound at 2 weeks old, Chris and I knew there was a possibility of a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis.  Of course we did what any parent does when we want more info… headed straight to Google to research "PVL", which was the only diagnosis we were given at that time. [...]

Acknowledge the Storm, but Celebrate the Rainbow

Acknowledge the Storm, but Celebrate the Rainbow

"It is understood that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm; when a rainbow appears, it does not mean that the storm did not happen or that we are not still dealing with its aftermath. It means that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst [...]

God Lives In The NICU

God Lives In The NICU

I don't think anything can prepare you for seeing your tiny angel laying in a plastic bassinet connected to an unlimited amount of wires and cords...I hated those cords. I hated the noises the machines made. I hated all the sounds of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). I hated the fact that I had to ask a stranger for [...]

Dancing In The Rain

It's easy to be a happy person and give praise to God when things are going great in your life. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping. Nordstrom is having 40% off of EVERYTHING!! Things fall perfectly into place for you- "Thank you God for such a beautiful, easy time. Whoo hoo! My. Life. [...]