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
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
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
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
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!
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?
Hello friends and a belated Happy Easter!! This weekend I took time to just unplug, so this message is a bit late! My sweet cousin Jaclyn (more like a sister) and her cute little family were here for a visit, along with other fun family and friends, so I took an opportunity to just hang … More Happy Spring
Reacting to what other people think about us is one of the hardest things about being a human. Ego, guilt, popularity, group think, peer pressure – in whatever form it takes in your life it all comes down to one simple truth: how people view and treat us will affect how we see and feel … More What Others Think of Us
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