Tuesday, May 8, 2018


With Mother’s Day coming up, my heart breaks every year and probably more so since Paige has been a part of my world. I would have loved to see the relationship my mom and Paige would have had!!! Also, it pulls a little more at my heart strings seeing all these grandparents (specifically Grandmas) at their granddaughters soccer games and Paige doesn’t have that. What I wouldn’t give!!! I’m glad she doesn’t see it as that and just enjoys the game! Although this journey hasn’t been a breeze, I’m so thankful I was given this opportunity to be preventative so that one day, when Paige has kiddos, I will be on that side line cheering her kids on!


To MY family and to family of my CDH1 friends, YOU are not exempt. Stan Walker said this in an interview with Australia's TODAY show and hearing that felt like a punch to the gut and is SO true. It doesn't matter WHAT you do or if you stay as healthy as possible, YOU are NOT exempt!!!


Monday, May 7, 2018


Meeting a new soccer mom at Paige’s soccer game and Paige tells her, “My mom had surgery and now she poops a lot.”

Thanks Paige!!!!


I had the privilege of sharing my stomachless story with this one of my college friends 9th grade class! It went very well. Mrs. Albrecht has a great group of students who were very much paying attention and asked some killer questions at the end!!!!
Thank you for asking me to speak to your class, Alyssa!!!! It was a great time and I’m so glad I was able to share my story and spend time with you and your family after!!!! 💜💜