Celebration of Life

The end of May marked 3 years since Poppy received her new heart…her chance at life..a gift beyond expression…a gift that so clearly puts life into perspective.  Poppy would not be here if it weren’t for her donor family’s thoughtful, selfless decision to breathe hope into other family’s lives, by choosing to donate their sweet child’s organs, during a time of overwhelming heart break and grief.  Not a day goes by that we don’t remember just how precious life is…each day is truly a gift.

Three years post-transplant and Poppy is doing amazing!! Hallelujah!! She is now able to crawl and explore her surroundings up on hands and knees! She says ‘mama’ ‘dadda’ and will respond to with ‘k’ for ‘ok’ or ‘goo’ for ‘good!’ She is enjoying coloring and putting things ‘in/cleaning up’ She still loves to swinging and lots of movement! She’s eating everything in sight, and drinking more and more.  She thoroughly enjoys her therapies (PT, OT, and Speech), and loves being able to play around peers! She is such a joy!! 🙂 She is blossoming into quite the girl 😉 Her smile lights up the room..her joyous demeanor is truly contagious..:) Thank you Lord for this time You’ve given us with her!! Each day is truly a gift….




We celebrated 3 years post heart transplant with family and also had our friend and talented photographer take some photos marking the special day! As usual, they turned out beautifully!! ❤  A very special time indeed…unforgettable…humbling…deeply joyous!!

On June 15, we welcomed Magnolia ‘Maggy’ Jane to our family!! It’s hard to believe she is almost 2 weeks old already! Needless to say, life has been busy!! Crosby and Poppy couldn’t be more proud of their sweet baby sister.

Thank you Jesus for this humbly overwhelming, joyous honor of being a mother..may I never take it for granted.. ❤