Yesterday, October 30, we celebrate my Dad’s 60th birthday. As a gift we 5 kiddos presented him with a frame and message from each of us that has me thinking about the things we have come to learn about my dad as adults. When you are growing up you assume there are just guaranteed truths … More Happy Birthday Big Jer!
The last stop on our road trip was Milwaukee! We have had a few folks raise their eyebrows when asking about this part of the trip. Even Danny had put this leg of the vacation in the category of a stop that was focused on family (and their shared love of baseball), but boy was … More Road Trip: Milwaukee
As you all know weddings have sorta been our hobby of late! Between lucky in love family and friends, our wedding dance card has been FULL – and with a cousin’s wedding in November and my sister just getting engaged this past weekend, no signs of slowing down for our wedding guest attire! The truth … More Weddings 2017 – Part One
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
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
Hope ya’ll are enjoying an awesome week and experiencing some of the beautiful weather we have here in the Northern VA area! 80s and sunshine…. a taste of summer and I can’t get enough! Despite all the rays I am trying to soak up…. there is blogging to be done, so kicking off this week … More Life Lately
When you list for a double lung transplant,you are required to remain within a specific set of miles and hours from the hospital. The lungs can come at any time, from a variety of circumstances and the hospital team, the patient, and the family must be ready to go whenever they get that call- sound … More Look Whoos At UVA
So many of you have started following our blog as a way to watch as our transplant story unfolds. This has been such a helpful tool to share updates, document our journey, and for me to process my emotions around the experience. Since November 30 our life has been in survivial mode: getting through the surgery, struggling through our growing pains, managing the administrative side (new lungs aren’t free), while reacting to the unexpected. As a result our blog has been a narrative of our story and often where you find us right in this moment. However that is not the sole purpose I write. … More This is My Blog
My birthday message for my mom this year…. and the gift she has given me to navigate this period of time. … More Happy Birthday to My Mom!
Merry Christmas! … More Christmas 2016