Friday, May 21, 2010


Yesterday a friend of mine, and fellow preemie mom, lost her dear son Justice ( There are no words to describe the pain that my heart feels for their family.
As the parent of a preemie I've become too familiar with the loss of innocent lives, but it never gets any easier. Justice was 20 months old and has death has hit me harder than I expected. He was in Emma's "class" of preemies on a preemie board I belong to. I was lucky enough to visit Tiffany and Justice on Wednesday and my heart broke into a million pieces yesterday when I heard the news.
I wish that no parent ever had to experience the loss of their child. I wish that no one had to feel that pain.
Rest in peace dear boy.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010


I have a mother
  • who instilled in me a love of reading
  • who has been here for me every step of the way
  • who taught me what a marriage should be
  • who is an amazing baker
  • who has a head scarf to match every outfit and a bracelet to match each cardigan
  • who loves my child more than I ever imagined
  • who has become one of my closest friends and who always knows the right thing to say

I am a mother to a little girl
  • who is 20lbs of personality
  • who walks past the toddler and little kid equipment on the playground because "it's too small, want big slide"
  • who spontaneously says "I love you"
  • who is on a constant quest to find a pink airplane
  • who runs faster than I knew a 2 year old could run
  • who wants to do whatever the grown ups are doing
  • who loves animals with an amazing passion
  • who can count to ten but usually chooses to count "one, free, nine"
  • whose favorite activity is writing lists
  • who loves to pretend that it's "seeping" time. who will cover each participant with a blanket and give them a lovey. But don't open your eyes or your head might get shoved back into the pillow. Nap time is very serious :)
  • who is fiercely independent, but still needs a kiss when she has an owie
  • who has taught me that being a mother is so much more than I ever could have imagined. That even the darkest day can be brightened with a smile and a "I lu loo!"