Getting married. Having a baby. Traveling to a foreign country. Going sky-diving. All of these could be WOW moments. And, they are pretty amazing moments in my life. But, there is no WOW moment that tops the moment my son died. That's not a joke. I know it may not seem like a WOW moment, but it was the most amazing moment of my life. It's the moment I realized the power of life and death. Carter Eugene Bickford was born on December 9th, 2011, along with his triplet brother and sister, ... Read More about How Holding My Dying Son Became My “WOW” Moment
It's January 5th... Have you already broken your resolutions? Not me. I didn't set any. Instead, I picked one word to focus on for the year in all I do. As part of that, for cycles of 30 days, I'm going to hustle. Not the bad kind of hustle... the 'get off my rear and do something about it' kind of hustle. I'm on the 4th day of hustling for January, and man does it feel good. Here's what this all means: For 30 day increments, I will focus on one goal (keeping my #OneWord365 Purpose in mind) ... Read More about No Excuses: Everyday I’m Hustlin’
Happy New Year! I can't believe it's 2014 already… that means my kids have been a part of my life for 2 years, and that's amazing to me. It also means I've been back at this blogging thing for almost a year. What have I accomplished since then? Well, not as much as I would have liked, but I'm learning to be okay with that. According to Wordpress, I've accomplished a respectable amount... The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in ... Read More about Can One Word Make A Difference?
Yes, two. My babies are two. A few days ago, when I realized they were turning two, I panicked. I don't know how this happened. From the moment they came storming into my life way too early to this moment now, time seems to have escaped me. Infertility. Prayers. High-Risk Pregnancy. Bed Rest. Premature Birth. NICU. Loss. Milestones. More Milestones. Setbacks. More Setbacks. But... Love, pure love. I'll be posting about their most fabulous hungry caterpillar party - and how we pulled off a ... Read More about How Did That Happen? Turning Two & Other Scary Things…
If you're here from Thirty-One:10 for the Make N Take craft instructions download, the link is at the bottom of this post. Two years ago today (11/9), I was put on bed rest in the hospital. Twenty-three and a half weeks pregnant with triplets and highly at risk for going into pre-term labor, I was confined to a bed for the next four weeks. On December 9th, my babies arrived! Early, but blessings none-the-less. We've been through a lot since then, and we're still making strides. I can't tell you ... Read More about Celebrating Milestones & More