The Accidental Sabbath: Plans for 2017

The last third of the year can become unenjoyably busy for our family very easily, with ten family birthdays and our anniversary sprinkled in among the bustle of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  So in 2016 Greg and I resolved to designate one day from each weekend in October, November and December as an "at home … Continue reading The Accidental Sabbath: Plans for 2017

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8 Strange Things About Expecting an Uncomplicated Delivery After Having a NICU Baby

If he can stay put long enough, we are expecting the arrival of our next little one by C-section next week. We are only now getting around to preparing the house for his arrival by sorting clothes, setting up the crib, and installing the infant car seat. The timing struck me as odd since we … Continue reading 8 Strange Things About Expecting an Uncomplicated Delivery After Having a NICU Baby

A Year Ago Today

For many NICU families, two days are remembered every year in addition to the day the child is born: the child's actual due date (in the case of preemies), and their homecoming day.  December 26th will always be special in our family because a year ago today we had the long-awaited privilege of bringing June … Continue reading A Year Ago Today

Bedraggled

I found myself bedraggled twice in the month of May- once literally and once figuratively.  The first one was literal, when my 90 pound Belgain malinois decided that her arthritic legs urgently needed to rest in the middle of our 1 mile walk.  I was on a main road in our fancy subdivision.  June was … Continue reading Bedraggled