That is the phrase our high risk doctor told us in regards to what happened to Cora. It was an accident, a freak accident. Something that is statistically unlikely to happen…happened to us. His theory on why she passed away is akin to a “cardiac arrhythmia”. He gave us this example: “When a 50 year… Continue reading Struck by Lightening
I came across a quote by President Ronald Reagan that says “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them.” There isn’t a word to describe them. That… Continue reading New Vocabulary: I am a what?!
The day after we got back from the hospital I heard a chainsaw in our front yard. I remember turning to Paul and saying “I bet our neighbors are tearing out our bushes.” You see, our “garden” in our front yard is where holly bushes went to die. It was overgrown with weeds, leaves, and… Continue reading Month Two: Cora’s Garden
I feel like that’s where we’re at right now. Maybe this…Maybe that. Maybe it’s a blood clotting disorder. Maybe it’s APLS. Maybe it was an accident. Maybe you’re body can’t sustain a pregnancy. Finally, I just sigh and say “who knows” while shaking my fists at the keyboard. I would say sky but keyboard is… Continue reading Maybe this, Maybe that.
August 29, 2015. That is the day Paul & I’s lives changed forever. I suspected I was pregnant but I didn’t want to get Paul too excited. We had been hoping for a baby for a few months but if Paul had it his way, we would’ve already had one baby & be working on… Continue reading Cora’s Story