During my last retell of the transplant journey we had just received our transplant call. There was a lot to digest from that one little call and amazing how many things were set into motion, but there is a piece of the story that sorta gets overshadowed because of the outcome, we were call #2. … More How #2 Ended Up #1
This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for over a week. I just about wrapped it up before we left town – but figured I would stop to pack and finish it when we were on the road. There is always down time and I can make the best of it. In fact, … More Life Lately
Dear Danny, I always enjoy celebrating our dating anniversary as a chance to think back to when we got started. I remember how I avoided a second date, even though the first one was a great time, because I was fearful that everyone would laugh about my returning to our beloved high school to find … More Dear Danny… It has been 12 years…..
It was Wednesday November 30 and Danny and I were preparing for our monthly Hopkins check-in. This would be the first appointment we would attend officially listed (Side note: we thought officially listed….since Dan had said he agreed to list Monday, November 28 we were pretty sure he was on there – but no one … More The Call
Over the last few months – and really years – I have used this blog as a place to share my fears, release my frustrations, and explain our experience. So now it is only fair to celebrate the incredible joy that has found its way to our home. … More Life is Sweet
We have not had a health check-in for Danny in quite a bit, so after last week’s BIG appointment, it is time…. Danny’s Progress: Danny is officially on the mend. We have talked about the progress he has made and of course been encouraged before…. but nothing like this folks! Danny’s lungs are at 105%, … More Danny Health Check-In
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
Making the decision to list and then actually taking the plunge is a huge part of our journey. We have been talking about it since our first fall married in 2010 and it took until the fall of 2017 to make the final decision. Here I will share what our journey was like, what decisions we had to make, and what comes with listing. … More Double Lung Transplant Listing
After a little break of talking about post-transplant life on the blog, I have emerged from under the surf. We are blessed with how so much of this process has gone – yet the tough stuff is just tough and I required a break from sharing. After some time and healing, I have realized that reflecting back shows what God has made possible during this experience. Taking the opportunity to share those moments will provide reasons to be grateful and hope to believe in as we move forward. So back we will go, starting with this post. … More Yea, Yea What About Those Lungs?
As I continue to get back to documenting our life prior to our little pause ….following our UVA trip we attended the 2016 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Breath of Life Gala. Each year the foundation hosts events all over the country to raise funds and awareness for CF. Over the years both Danny and I have … More Breath of Life Gala 2016