This post I wrote over the course of the last few weeks prior to Danny getting lungs earlier this week. As he is in the ICU without family and sometimes too weak or in too much pain to talk – this sentiment continues to hold true. Having to keep our life upright alone has been … More How Bout them Cowgirls?
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
They had finished the transplant. The surgeon came out with a huge smile on his face and said things looked great. We had to wait a bit, but it wouldn’t be long until we could see Danny. Eventually we all suited up- myself, my parents, Dan’s parents and his cousin. We could finally see him … More National Marriage Week – We Celebrated a Little Different
Dear Danny, Happy Anniversary. Today we celebrate 9 years and I have been thinking a lot about what I wanted to say for this anniversary. Two things have come to mind that I seek to both cherish and celebrate during this season of life: our chosen bravery and how selfish I feel. Curious right? Here … More Happy Anniversary!
As I spend the final days of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month on the topics related to being an adult with CF – today we are talking marriage. For most CFers’ lives they must constantly think of health first. It may not always shake down that way…. I know more than a few how have … More Living with Cystic Fibrosis: Marriage
Happy Valentin’s Day! Today’s post is all about the real type of love to be celebrated on this holiday and how I did just that with TRASH. Check it out to read that story and if you are in need of a little perspective on true love a few resources I recommend. Check out this post for more! … More For this Valentine’s Day I Am Talking Trash
Happy Friday friends!! Today in lieu of Friday Favorites I have an extra exciting treat… I am on Ashley’s Roses vlog! This sweet CFer has an interview series to help showcase different people from the CF community and I was blessed enough to be invited to speak on being a CF spouse! It is … More Ashley’s Roses Vlog!
As pre-op wrapped up, it was time for the moment I had been wondering about since we even breathed the word transplant: our pre-surgery goodbye. First Danny’s parents had their time. I stood out in the hall trying to remain calm and talk to my parents. Keyword would be trying as I wavered between emotional … More Unexpected Goodbye
Its not always life versus death. Sure there are moments that are fueled by the reality that life is so very short and that death has never been that far off base in our world. But it is more often the feeling that life as it is now or even just regular life never felt … More Indianapolis Summer Visit
This weekend we were invited to share our story at the Children Organ Transplant Association (COTA) Miracle Maker Event. COTA is the the not for profit organization we worked with for Danny’s transplant fund. They are amazing and will be getting their own post, but the most important thing to know is they have changed … More CF Does Define Us & We Are Blessed