Friday, June 10, 2011

On This Day

I'm a very sentimental person.

I like celebrating milestones, big or small.

I have started countless posts here with the words "One year ago today...."

Today marks one of those "one year" marks, and while we won't be celebrating it quite like I had imagined, it is a special day none-the-less.

June 10 will always be special to me because it is the day that I first walked through our doors in Sioux Falls with little Charlotte. After a solid month in the hospital, 2 heart caths and 2 open heart surgeries, she was finally well enough to come home. I still get goosebumps thinking about it--I was bombarded with so many emotions that day. I was excited that we were finally going to be together as a family and terrified at the thought of not having nurses around for back-up, but mostly I felt love. Love beyond words for my precious baby girl. Love for my incredible husband who had been bouncing back and forth between hospital and home for the past month. Love for my puppies. Love for my own bed. Love for a "normal" life at home with my family.

June 10th, 2010 I was so excited to LEAVE Omaha.

June 10th, 2011 I cannot wait to GO BACK.

Matt and I are heading back this weekend. We need distractions and know that we can count on family for plenty of that.

I've said it here before and I will say it again.....

"Oh what a difference a year can make."


  1. My thoughts are with you this morning and weekend, safe travels to Omaha!

  2. Keep being honest - 100%! You have an amazing gift for words and this like journaling I believe will have a healing effect. I really wanted to say thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life and Charley's. Being a part of her Celebration of Life service has changed me forever. I thank God for you and Matt and your faith. You inspire me!!! I keep praying for peace, hope and joy in the midst of all the struggle. You guys are awesome. Praying for you.
    Dan Norfolk