Life Changing Events

The Keepers

July 8, 2010 Friends & Loved Ones

I started this post back in March, but couldn’t bring myself to finish it.  But I think I can now. Maybe this is the normal progression of grief, and maybe things are more amplified for me because I am pregnant and hormonal, maybe it’s my impending birthday.  Maybe I just miss my Mom, and don’t […]

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Fair Warning: This is NOT A Baking Post! It’s Danielle’s Delivery Story.

June 17, 2010 Friends & Loved Ones

My new baby girl was born on Tuesday at 6:34am.  This is all about how she got here. Introducing:  Danielle Nichole D! Even if you won’t admit it, I know you’re interested in hearing all about Dani’s delivery. Really, who can say they’re not fascinated with the miracle that is a new person entering this […]

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That Peaceful, Easy Feeling

March 5, 2010 Friends & Loved Ones

Inner peace hasn’t come easily to me lately.  I blame it mostly on these crazy pregnancy hormones.  But there is so much to stress about right now, that I’m having trouble seeing the forest for the trees. At first I was pretty torn up over the idea of Dad selling the house that I grew […]

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Not Forgotten.

February 26, 2010 Friends & Loved Ones

Most of the time Mom’s death and all of my feelings that go with it are compressed into a hard little rock of a fact that I keep pushed to the side of my mind and my heart. But during the quiet times throughout the day, and especially at night, that little rock becomes something […]

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Reality Check: Life IS Fragile.

January 27, 2010 Baby Stuff

Let me skip to the end:  Lauren is back home with us tonight, and God willing, all is well. Now let’s start at the beginning: Monday morning Lauren threw up her bottle of milk.  Not really a big deal, but then later that afternoon I noticed her getting warm and whiny, took her temp and […]

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