2013

I've always gone into a new year with such high hopes and expectations. It's hard for me to wrap my head around that now. In 2012, I remember saying, '2013 is going to be great!' We started the year off celebrating life for Vovo's 100th birthday, and we are ending the year mourning life- Life …

Two Months

It's been two months.Two months since I received the dreaded call that changed my life forever. Two months since the police officer told me you had a long road ahead. Two months since one of the doctors told us you had a severe brain injury, but she was hopeful because you had bitten down on the trachea …

A Stranger

When Christiano was born, I fell in love the moment I heard him cry. The doctor handed him off to the nurse within seconds to have his vitals checked,  but more importantly to tend to me. I had hemorrhaged and lost quite a bit of blood during delivery, so the doctor gave me blood transfusions …

A Future Hope

'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11 has always been a prominent verse in our home. I've prayed  it over my children many times, and my husband and I stand on it, …

Bittersweet: One Step Further & One Step Closer

Each day that passes the raw truth of Christiano's passing becomes reality. Each thing we do as a family screams that he isn't here with us. When we do something old and traditional there's an emptiness; a vacancy that will never be occupied. When we try something new, it feels foreign and forced, and I …