• Taking Kaden Home

    August 16, 2017

    I don’t think I’ve ever written this story on here. I’m pretty sure I haven’t – and because there are just so, so many moments like this in the weeks we had with Kaden, it’s only been told to a handful of people. But this is the month he lived, and today four years ago…

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  • On Having Another

    August 9, 2017

    I’m folding laundry as Sam flips through his phone. It’s late and quiet, and we’re both lost in thought. I reach forward to grab another round of shirts and glance at him. “Where are you at on wanting another baby?” I ask it abruptly, because there doesn’t seem to be another way to go about…

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  • Tattoos & School Days

    August 8, 2017

    Ignore the mess up above. I’m trying out new headers and can’t figure out how to get it to fit in the dimensions. 😕 ——————— This week is Bella’s second of school, her first full week. This morning she was a bit of a mess going. I think the newness has worn off a little, it’s…

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  • Kaden, ciHHV-6, and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

    January 17, 2017

    For the last 3 years, I’ve worked with the HHV-6 Foundation, Kaden’s cardiologist, and doctors in Germany and India to figure out why ciHHV-6 caused Kaden’s heart to develop with cardiomyopathy. They took samples from me, Bella, the twins’ umbilical cords saved by the hospital, and Kaden’s organs from his autopsy. They went through hundreds of…

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