The day my niece was born

Yesterday was the 8th Birthday of my sweet niece, Jaidyn.  How in the world is she already 8?  “JJ” as all the cousins call her, was the first little one of my four siblings that grew up in our house.  The baby was having a baby!  We had older siblings that had...

All we have…

Today I was feeling a bit nostalgic. I talked to a friend about her recent road trip with her mother and she commented how long it was and how much driving was involved.  I quickly responded.. Even though it was long, you made memories! Almost immediately a ton of my...

Slipping away

This was my mom and I last May on the Texas coast.  The beach has always been her "happy place" and I wanted to get her there before the disease progressed too much.  This was my moms last trip to the beach.A few weeks ago the Today's Show did segments on...

A whole new world

Today I took a step back from my life and still can't believe how much things have changed since I have become a parent.  Now don't get me wrong, I thought I  "knew" how our life would be; no sleep, less freedom, etc etc Honestly now I can say I had no idea...

Mom’s big move

(This post was written on 12/14/12 and I just now remembered to publish it.  Ahhhh.... preggo brain) This week has been one of the most stressful weeks I have had in a very long time.  Monday we moved my mother into an assisted living facility.  I told...

Taking control for mom

Most days I am overjoyed and so incredibly Blessed at my growing belly.  I feel my sweet little girl inside of me and can't help but thank God for this opportunity that I never thought I would experience.  I can't think of anything more exciting or wonderful...

God’s Plan

Last Thursday morning I felt in complete control of my life. I finally had an Alzheimer's diagnosis for my mom and our next in vitro cycle was scheduled for next week. It's amazing how The Lord has a way of changing things. :)By Thursday afternoon I sadly realized...