Rocket Blast-Off

Today was a day I had long looked forward to. The medical supply company came, and took away Maddie’s oxygen tank (aka the Oxygen Rocket). But it wasn’t joyful. I couldn’t be home when the man came to pick it up. I couldn’t even call to SCHEDULE the pick up, Mike had to do it….

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Rainbow Paper

The urge to lay on the couch or in bed all day is overwhelming. The one thing I look forward to each day is getting the mail. We are getting so many amazing cards, letters, drawings, photographs, just things that take my breath away. I will share them all at some point. Mike picked up…

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What is Left Behind

Every inch of our home bears evidence that a child lived here. The floor is littered with toys. The walls are lined with photos of her smiling face. The corners of our tables are covered with plastic guards. When Maddie was here these things brought endless joy. Now they simultaneously remind us of the happy times that were and of what…

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Budding

I have a tab at the top of my blog about my love of Photography. I’ve carried a camera with me since the year I graduated from college. I learned early on that keeping a camera with me was the best way to capture memories. When my friend Dana got an SLR, I was totally…

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I'll See You in My Dreams

  Ever since Maddie passed I have hoped each night that I would dream of her. To see her sweet, smiling face once again, even in a dream, would be a great comfort. I have often heard those who have lost a loved one speak of the joy of seeing their beloved in their dreams. In fact, the Beatles’ song “Let…

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