This year has come in roaring like a lion and changing everything about life as we know it. I think all of us around here thought that it couldn’t get much worse than 2019 but here we are sitting at our house on Easter, practicing social distancing to do our part! We know that it … Continue reading Easter Blessings
Today I was up long before Cade and Brent. A long time to be alone with my thoughts so I decided to will myself to change my mindset of having extra time to be alone with God. My heart was definitely trying to betray me during this time but every time I lost focus I … Continue reading Matter of the Heart
It's crazy to think that some days you can lead a fairly normal life with Duchenne, but then out of nowhere, you get blindsided with anxiety and grief. We have been dealing with some weakening with Cade and I thought that I had it all under control. Truth is though, that while my interactions and … Continue reading BAM!!
Sorry I have been absent from writing on here for a while. I was taking time to adjust to all our new changes as we had been so busy, I had just been going through the motions and not really thinking about everything that was occurring. I needed to take a step back from writing … Continue reading Monumental Gift
I have this other boy. He is 14 and full of sass and smells. He constantly rolls his eyes at me. He is taller than I am and thinks that he is stronger than I am. Yet, this boy also carries a deep burden. He is the sibling of a child with special needs. And … Continue reading Unsung Hero
The last couple of weeks have been full! We have stayed busy. During harvest, the guys (Brent included) all work long hours bringing the crop in. This means that I manage the house and boys and schedules on my own. While I wouldn’t change a thing about this life that we lead, this season doesn’t … Continue reading Hunting and Harvest
It’s hard to believe it is November. I just looked and it’s been over 2 weeks since I last wrote a post. One would think that maybe we haven’t been that busy. However it seems that we haven’t sat still for very long! So many great things have been happening for Cade and our family … Continue reading What Happened??
We have been abundantly blessed by the people and organizations that we have come into contact with since Cade's diagnosis. The Heartland DSC is definitely one of our many blessings. This organization’s mission is all about getting youth outdoors. And the greatest thing for us is that they have also made youth with disabilities a … Continue reading Heartland DSC is All HEART
I feel like I could write thousands of words and still never quite be able to describe what we have just experienced this last week. We came down to the lodge as strangers but left as family. I can’t believe that I felt so sad leaving people I have only known for 4 days. Cade … Continue reading New Mexico Family
Opening day of rifle elk season started off with an eager boy who, after worrying about having to wake up at 4:30 in the morning, was sure awake and ready to go. They put some camouflage on the chair and headed off to get set up. The night before we had went out spotting and … Continue reading The Hunt Is On