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Portrait of a Dad

To most, this is just a photo of a dad holding his newborn daughter, but let me tell you, it is so much more. This is a photo of a dad who less than 14 months earlier had held his firstborn, his son, for the first and last time all at once. It's a photo… Continue reading Portrait of a Dad

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Irrational Rational Fears, Overwhelming Anxiety

The news scares me. Legit, straight up terrifies me. I can remember being a small kid and seeing the nightly news and hearing about the scary things and asking my mom if we could get an alarm for our house because I thought that would make me feel safer. So basically this is nothing new.… Continue reading Irrational Rational Fears, Overwhelming Anxiety

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Cooking with Madeline

Madeline and I have been cooking dinner together every night for the past couple of weeks. She has really gotten in to it. So much so that if I forget and start making dinner without her she starts crying.  Each night she pulls one of the dining room chairs over to the kitchen counter and… Continue reading Cooking with Madeline

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When Mother’s Day is Hard

Mother's Day is hard. Even with my sweet, little, beautiful Madeline, it is STILL hard. I look at her and I know that I am blessed.   I know that I am lucky because there are so many that are still longing with aching hearts and empty arms to hear the words "momma, I love… Continue reading When Mother’s Day is Hard

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Her Brother 

Madeline just started talking about her brother.  She said, "My brother is happy. My brother says he loves you. My brother loves my mom and everybody. My brother loves me. My brother loves Batman. My brother is really getting big. My brother plays with me all the time."  I have no idea what brought on… Continue reading Her Brother