Dear Shannon, Tomorrow, June 19, 2020 officially ends my maternity leave with you. As you will come to know, your start to life was a journey and your arrival on earth was at quite an eventful time. Between the Global Pandemic that changed the landscape of the outside world we navigated, to your Daddy’s second … More Dear Shannon, It is the End of Maternity Leave
Our little family’s welcome of Shannon and my maternity leave has included some pretty intense events: global pandemic and civil unrest – we also threw in a double lung transplant – and it has been unusual. My heart has felt such surges of highs and lows. Life altering events that have proved challenging but also … More Possible in the Impossible
Two Friday’s ago I was waiting an update on Danny’s tracheotomy procedure. It had been decided that since the lungs looked good and working well, it was Dan’s ability to use them that was causing some dip in oxygen level, a trach would help him be consistent with breathing. Plus it would allow the removal … More Is Your Daughter’s Name Shannon?
Hi friends! Thank you all so much for keeping up with us on social media as we face transplant number 2. Danny was in patient when the call for lungs came through Sunday, May 10 around 3pm. Surgery was started at 5am on Monday, May 11 and as of today Danny is actively fighting through … More Double Lung Transplant During a Global Pandemic
Introducing our little girl Shannon Lowry Bessette! On March 26 at 1:09AM Danny and I welcomed our baby into this world. This little girl has been prayed for, dreamt about, and worked very hard for and we could not be more thrilled that God was gracious and blessed us with this little life. We look … More Introducing Shannon Lowry Bessette
Well friends if you follow us on social media than our big secret is out…. WE ARE PREGNANT and expecting our little baby girl in March! So now we can be honest about all the extra quiet around here, on social media, even in our regular life. I had an uncle ask my mom if … More Surprise – We are Pregnant!
This week my parents, sister and sweet niece Millie are visiting the Midwest. Milwaukee for some time with my Aunt and her family and then Chicago to see my brother Grant and his fiancé, Kelly. We are very jealous that we weren’t able to join and have not agreed on the dates for our next … More Chicago Part 4
Since yesterday was a snow day, it felt like a good time to get a few of my holiday posts form 2018 live! Starting with our new family tradition with the Heppes grandkiddos: Day at the Gaylord for ICE! The Gaylord hotels located all over the country get all decked out for the Christmas season … More Gaylord ICE! 2018
Alright friends, after a few days of health post updates let’s have some fun, shall we? I still have not finished our trip to Chicago. To see the first post check it out here and now today is time for post 2 – our trip to Wrigley Ville! This is a really fun part of … More Chicago Part 2
Happy Tuesday friends! Don’t you just love a holiday week?!??!? We sure do…. shortened time in the office, there is a buzz of anticipation in the air…. and you are making your lists and checking them twice (or 43 times of you are like me!). Holidays are such a special time… and although this little … More Chicago Part 1