On Monday November 28, 2016 Danny listed for a double lung transplant with Johns Hopkins Pulmonary Program. In many ways it felt like this was the beginning of the journey, but the reality was we had already been walking for awhile. Transplant first officially came up as an option that Danny would be preparing for in January 2010, … More Listing Day
One of my favorite things about being a blog follower is how the experience goes from just following along to eventually feeling like you are taking advice from a friend. As a result of my love for blogs, I have purchased clothes, tried hair styles, decorated mantles, read books, organized my office, discovered health tricks, and … More These Are A Few of My Favorite Things
Life has recently brought us a variety of overnight trips: work conference, Hopkins visits, Weddings – that has me a little proud of me improved packing ability. People, I am here to say that I am a recovering pack-aholic. Probably comes as no surprise – but I tend to over pack thinking of EVERYTHING I … More Recovering Pack-Aholic
Thanksgiving was our last holiday before listing and ultimately new lungs. We looked at this event as a chance to practice our new way of life: slow and easy. Danny and I both have family in the area so it is not uncommon for us to do our best to spend time with each family on … More Thanksgiving 2016
Yesterday evening we drove up to Hopkins for a Wednesday full of appointments and it hit me…. we have made it to a new season. Heck – we have actually made it through a lot. … More Come A Long Way
A little late on the Friday Favorite due to internet issues and then a travel recovery day…. but back today with a Friday Favorite to get me motivated for the week ahead! … More These Are A Few of My Favorite Things
It was late-October when we began to realize that listing for transplant was where Danny was headed and November by the time the Docs said – let’s roll! Initially Danny agreed to list the Monday or Tuesday of Thanksgiving week…. but as that week approached he was not feeling quite ready. So in true Bessette … More Your Listing – Now What?
We are starting this Life Lately post exactly where we left the last one, with Miss Lola Grace. In early April, it was my sister Katy’s birthday and I got the chance to be babysitter while she had a night out to celebrate. This little face is so fun – as long as your holding … More Life Lately
Happy Tuesday friends! Yesterday in my a-type world where OCD practices reign and organization is a comfort we had the trifecta: the first day of a new month, on the start of a new week, during the welcoming of a new season! As I flipped to that new set of calander pages over the weekend … More The Trifecta!