Happy Thanksgiving

Hello friends and Happy Thanksgiving! We are sending you all blessings for a beautiful day and a blessed start to the holiday season. This year you may have seen on social media we have been having a really great time. All of my siblings are home, we have all the significant others with us, and … More Happy Thanksgiving

Danny Health Update

Happy November. Can you even believe it? Its dark when its 5PM, the world is talking all things holidays, and the Bessettes are staring a big one year anniversary right in the face: November is here. This month will forever be special for our little family and I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity … More Danny Health Update

Shut Up & Listen

We were given – by God – two ears and one mouth….. maybe its time to shut up and listen?? A few weeks ago when Danny was speaking with COTA I had the opportunity to be be a listener. It was Danny who was telling our story….. it was Danny folk’s wanted to talk with … More Shut Up & Listen

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During my second real world job, I had the privilege of working with one of the wisest women I know. This lady is a wealth of knowledge about working relationships, family life, and a master of figuring it out. Thus far, I have yet to find a problem that she can’t calmly and rationally provide … More Wanted Ad

July 17, 2017

Last weekend Danny was talking about an article he read that suggested the 5 people closest to you will be the largest influences on your personality. From these 5 you can acquire hobbies, mannerisms, perspectives, beliefs – they will mold who you become. We interrupted it to be some sort of osmosis affect and wondered … More July 17, 2017

The Call

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

Life is Sweet

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

Listing Day

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