Some days I just feel broken. Worn out. Like everything in its entirety is so much that I am surprised I can even stand. My uncle passed away a few weeks ago. It was unexpected and it broke not only my heart, but the hearts of his wife, my dad and his mother - my … Continue reading Worn
"How are you?" This is a question that we all ask other people many times throughout the day. Everyone expects a simple answer of "Great! How are you?" I know that I am just as guilty of not really wanting to hear what the other person has to say. And even more, I am guilty … Continue reading How Are You?
When we decided to have another child after Olivia passed away, it was a great hope for us to be able to have another baby that looked somewhat like her. Not to replace her. But simply to be able to look at her sibling and think, "Wow! I can see your sister in you." We … Continue reading A Little Bit of Her
We are incredibly excited to announce that Olivia and Wyatt are going to have a little brother or sister in early December! This is a time of immense joy for our family but also a time of sadness of what could have been if we had not lost our beautiful daughter to brain cancer 7 … Continue reading New Beginnings
On February 13, 2013 our sweet little girl Olivia took this picture on what was supposed to be her last day of chemo forever! The joy we felt was indescribable. Our little champion had taken on cancer and won. We were going to get to watch her grow up and play and be a … Continue reading A Different Kind of Anniversary
This past weekend we took a little family vacation and went dog sledding with our son, Wyatt. We had a great time and it is a family memory we will have forever. As we create new family memories with our son, we do so without the fourth member of our family. Olivia, our beautiful daughter, … Continue reading New Memories Minus One
When I was pregnant with my twins, Wyatt and Olivia, my mom threw me a beautiful baby shower. Instead of bringing cards, my mom asked everyone to bring their favorite children's book with a message written inside to the twins. The idea was to start their book collection early. We received tons of books and … Continue reading Wherever you are Olivia, my love will always find you
The day we found out Olivia had brain cancer was the worst day of our lives. We were sick with worry about what the future would hold and committed to doing whatever we could to rid her brain of cancer. It was also the day that we started to become childhood cancer activists. We had … Continue reading Fighting For A Cure