Two days and a request for you...


First time holding itty-bitty Eden.


Frist time holding Reagan.



The last few days of Eden's life in Texas... she was too sick to hold at this point.

We were having trouble with our internet connection while out of town at our nieces sweet 16 birthday so here are Saturday and Sunday's posts.

March 10th: Eden was waiting for a life-saving double lung transplant at Texas Children’s Hospital. Throughout our journey we have met many families who were also waiting for that life-saving gift. These families pray every day that their children will be able to hold on for just a few more days, weeks or months so that they can have a second chance at life. Eden was too sick to hold on, but there are so many other children waiting…. Eden would want to help them. If Eden’s story can influence just one person to sign up for organ donation then I know that she would smile and she would be so incredibly happy. Please consider signing up to be an organ donor today, http://www.donatelifemidwest.org/.

March 11th: Over the past two years I have posted often about hugging your children and telling them you love them every day. For days after the girls were born we couldn’t hold them or hug them. This pain is unimaginable especially for a new mother. There were plenty of times when Eden was too sick to hold. It was painful not to be able to scoop up my baby in my arms and comfort her and whisper closely into her ear that I love her. The last time I was able to do this was March 30th, 2011 when Eden passed away in our arms. I hugged her tightly and told her that I loved her. No matter how old your kids are or how upset you may be with them at the moment, hug them- hug them tight and tell them that you love them. Do this every day, because you never know when you won’t have that moment.