Thursday, July 2, 2015

Our Next Move

Note: This is the 13th and final update I made to Addison's CarePages site. 

Posted Jul 30, 2012 10:25am
Four months and four days have passed since we joined the club no parent ever wants to be a member of.
Birthdays have come and gone.
School dismissed for the summer.
We survived Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Barely.
And yesterday Isaac and I went on our first back-to-school shopping excursion. By excursion I mean a trip to Amigo's, Target, and Famous Footwear. (Soooo different from Addie and my annual event)
That must mean school is right around the corner.
Four months and four days have passed.
Time marches on. But how?
Today I realize it’s time for me to move my writing from the CarePages site to the blog I created when we first started our country adventure two years ago. After all, nobody visits CarePages to find out how a family is doing after the hospital stay comes to an end.
So, if you want to see how our story develops, feel free to follow us at If you take the time to peruse previous entries, you’ll notice a much different picture of our family emerges.

My last post was December.
As a former English teacher I spent time teaching kids about the tone of a story and the voice of a writer. It doesn’t take an A+ student to realize the tone of our story has changed as has my voice.
Hopefully I can provide a little insight as to how one family is handling the worst life can throw at them. I can’t promise it will always be pretty. Grief can be a dark, dark place. So, if you’re not up for it, I understand.
In time, however, I look for a story of hope to emerge. I cling to that possibility.
I can't promise I'll be the most consistent about posting either. Some days I write at a frenetic pace. I couldn't stop the words if I wanted to. Other days? Nothing.
If I understand correctly, you can subscribe to that website and email notifications will go directly to your inbox much like they do on CarePages. You’d have to ask one of my three followers for the details on that. (insert smiley face)
For now, I do want you all to know how much we appreciate the support you’ve shown us thus far. Whether it was a visit in the hospital, a note to Addie, a donation to the humane society, a meal, a hug, an ear, we are so grateful to have each of you in our lives.


  1. Yesterday, I was running errands in one of my "Live Like Addie" shirts. Three different people asked me, "Who is Addie?" I did my best to share her sweet spirit with each of them.

    Thinking of you.

    1. Carole,

      That is amazing to hear! Thank you so much for sharing that with us (it REALLY means a lot) and thank you for sharing her story.