Thanksgiving was our last holiday before listing and ultimately new lungs. We looked at this event as a chance to practice our new way of life: slow and easy. Danny and I both have family in the area so it is not uncommon for us to do our best to spend time with each family on … More Thanksgiving 2016
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
It was late-October when we began to realize that listing for transplant was where Danny was headed and November by the time the Docs said – let’s roll! Initially Danny agreed to list the Monday or Tuesday of Thanksgiving week…. but as that week approached he was not feeling quite ready. So in true Bessette … More Your Listing – Now What?
We are starting this Life Lately post exactly where we left the last one, with Miss Lola Grace. In early April, it was my sister Katy’s birthday and I got the chance to be babysitter while she had a night out to celebrate. This little face is so fun – as long as your holding … More Life Lately
Making the decision to list and then actually taking the plunge is a huge part of our journey. We have been talking about it since our first fall married in 2010 and it took until the fall of 2017 to make the final decision. Here I will share what our journey was like, what decisions we had to make, and what comes with listing. … More Double Lung Transplant Listing
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?
Wednesday’s have now become Danny’s standard check-in days at Hopkins. Each week (we have since graduated to every other week….and now every third week) we go to meet with the transplant team, catch up with necessary specialists, review his medications, and get a report of what to expect at each stage of healing. Following these … More Wednesday’s at Hopkins
On Friday Bishop O’Connell High School kicked of SUPERDANCE 2017 with the assembly. Unfortunately Danny and I were not able to attend – Dan still recovering from the hospital and I needed to be at the office. So instead of Dan’s normal speech, we submitted a letter. Just in case you are still a little … More SUPERDANCE Kick-Off 2017
Hello friends and happy Wednesday! Hope you are enjoying a great week and maybe if you are local really soaking up this peek at spring….temperatures in the 60s and 70s – it is amazing! Luckily the Bessette family is all on the mends so we can enjoy it too! This past Friday Quinlan and … More Weekend – That’s A Wrap!
Over the last few posts I have shared the raw and emotional side of this journey for me as the wife and us as a couple. This moment in time is very fragile, full, and overwhelming, but it is not the whole story. I have acknowledged the many silver linings with the strengthening of faith … More I was Chosen