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This is Ayden

By On May 18, 2017

This is Ayden.  This is Ayden right after she was born.  This is Ayden when we looked at her sweet face for the very first time.  This is Ayden with her hat… Read More

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Dear Ayden

By On May 18, 2017

Dear Ayden, This was my first week back at work since losing you. I dreaded this week with everything in me. It’s not that I didn’t want to go back to work…it… Read More

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Circumstances do not define us

By On May 18, 2017

Today is the 11th day that we have been in Hawaii. It’s been raining for the last two days, and we have taken that as an excellent opportunity to stay put. Don’t… Read More

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Despair

By On May 18, 2017

What is the most terrifying word you know?  A word that you avoid at all cost because of what it means or implies?  A word that cuts you to your core, or elicits emotions… Read More

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There is Purpose

By On May 18, 2017

Every day continues to get a little bit harder, since saying goodbye to our baby girl.  We miss her more, long for her more, hurt for her more.  The emotions that come… Read More

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Meeting Ayden – Part 2

By On May 18, 2017

We got to the hospital in record time.  The ride was uncomfortable, but simultaneously peaceful.  I had always been a littler nervous (or a lot nervous) about how I would react when… Read More

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Meeting Ayden – Part 1

By On May 18, 2017

It would be impossible to tell the story of when we finally met our precious girl without telling of the week leading up to her arrival.  We had a doctor appointment on… Read More

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Mother’s Day, a Road Trip to Remember

By On May 18, 2017

We are one week and four days away from our due date.  Less than two weeks.  Every day we still have her with us is literally a miracle at this point.  She… Read More

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There is No Power in Death

By On May 18, 2017

Today is Easter Sunday.  I was not looking forward to this day, for one reason or another.  I just simply was not looking forward to it.  It’s been a rough couple of… Read More

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A Turning Point – And I Still Believe in Miracles

By On May 18, 2017

Today is two months and seven days since we learned of little Ayden’s diagnosis.  That seems impossible to me.  How can time have flown that fast?  So much has happened, yet so… Read More