How 6 years can change

Six years ago I was standing next to Timmy’s crib at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, IA watching him have and Echogardiogram. I was alone in the physical sense. But God was with me. He was there as I was told that Timmy had 3 heart defect. This is the day I found out I was a heart mom. Life would not be the same again. On that day 6 years ago the Lord knew in his perfect time when to have my mom call me. Right at the moment I was just told the heart defects Timmy had. Right at the moment the nurse was there and I was able to hand the phone to her to explain things to my mom. Josh came up later not knowi never thought this would happen to “us”. We were good people. Why? Little did we know the journey Ti

mmy has been on has taught us so much more. It taught us to relay on each other and to relay on God. That HE IS THERE even when we think not! I will continue the story as the days progress. This has hit me harder this year than in years past. Timmy this morning was his happy, goofy self. Not wanting to get dressed and laughing so hard it took his breath away. I am blessed to be a heart mom and

ng what had gone on that morning. He took the news hard too. We forever grateful that the Lord NEVER leaves us NOR forsakes us! HE IS ALWAYS THERE!!!!


What does a New Year mean to you?

As we are a few days into the new year what are your thoughts? Have you kept your new years resoultions? Have you broken it already? What are your goals for the next year?
Josh and I don’t make new years resoultion. We never have. We usually spend some time reflecting on the past year. Where we have been and make a list of goals we would like to work towards. We have not done this yet this year. I hope we get too soon. I enjoy this time of laying the ground work and dreaming about our future and triphiuph over our past year.
I like to think that we continuely work towards goals in life. Some we may reach easily while others are there to challenge us and push us harder. One thing I am working on now, I have NEVER EVER been good at saving money. Just ask my brother! He was the tight wad growing up and so I was always asking him for money! This year my dad and Josh have felt that I am valuable and worthwhile to put time into me and teaching me about setting a goal AND Acomplishing that goal in the form of putting money in a savings account each week towards our trip this summer. Yes, I know something so simple but oh so hard for me to do. I a grateful to have these two men in my life to make me a better person!