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FREE! Thrive. Not Just Survive: A 12-week Book of Quotes

About 1 year ago, I stopped blogging. Our daughter, Kristina, began to decline quickly. She passed away on June 21, 2014, after a 4-year battle with the rare Clear Cell…

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Hanna with her mother

A Mother and Her Child

A mom watches her child suffer—impending death lurks around the corner. Her child struggles to breathe. A friend stands nearby, giving support.  Memories blast through her mind—birth, first tooth, first…

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ICU Bracelet

Kristina’s Gift to Me

Kristina made this bracelet and gave it to me about 2 months before she died. Not sure why she made it–probably just for fun. It has a bunch of eyeballs,…

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Me at TCH

Back at Texas Children’s Hospital–But For Another Reason

So yesterday was an incredible day for me. I went to a place that I was afraid of seeing again. I wondered how I would handle it emotionally, because we…

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Caroline

When Kristina Whispered, “I Love You.”

I was driving the other night, and Caroline (our 9-year-old) was in the passenger seat.  I reached over, grabbed her hand, and said, “I love you, Caroline.” She responded, “I…

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God, I Don’t Know Why

“God, I don’t know why. I don’t know why. I don’t know why You let her die. But I don’t have to know why, because I know You. And I…

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Kristina E4H

Why I’m Going to Mount Everest

This is a pic of Kristina when she began losing her hair due to the chemo treatments. Our fears of her feeling depressed because she will be bald were quickly…

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Caroline

A Powerful Moment with Kristina

I was driving last night, and Caroline (our 9-year-old) was in the passenger seat.  I reached over, grabbed her hand, and said, “I love you, Caroline.” She responded, “I love…

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Kristina All is Well

Christmas in Heaven

Humor me while I dream a bit… I’d like to think that heaven celebrates Christmas as we do… albeit, on a much larger scale! I imagine preparations being made, a…

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These People Help Me Thrive!

I LOVE this place! We’re all family here. Very diverse, but family. And I love that we are diverse. We all come from different walks of life. Different people on…

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