Children’s Hospital–The Best Place to Count Your Blessings

Well, we're here, again. It's been almost 8 years since Carson's last cleft surgery, but 8 years is still not long enough. Those memories flood back on you, and you have to fight that punched-in-the-gut feeling. Psalm 4:6 "Be anxious for nothing..." kept running through my heart and mind, as they prepped Carson for today's … Continue reading Children’s Hospital–The Best Place to Count Your Blessings

Table-Talk Tuesdays–Conversations with my Boys

I've always felt that the dinner table is a microcosm of the world--a place to give and receive ideas, to take criticism, to learn how to converse, to look in each other's eyes and to also lend a listening ear.  I'm not saying we are always talking and taking the time we should at the … Continue reading Table-Talk Tuesdays–Conversations with my Boys

The story of Mr. Wiggles–having joy while accepting your child’s cleft

Mr. Wiggles... When we found out that Carson was going to be born with a cleft, we made a the decision that we were not going to hide it.  If we wanted people to accept him, then we needed to be completely open.  The helpful comments that many gave were always meant well, but didn't … Continue reading The story of Mr. Wiggles–having joy while accepting your child’s cleft