Nephews

Man-Bat

A few weeks ago, I spent nearly a week with my nephews. Micah and Tyler are 11 and 10 now (someone hold me), and have an entire world of interests and passions and hobbies completely separate from what anyone is telling them to love. One of the things they’re into is superheroes. And when I…

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The last days

When I think of my last days in Colorado, I will think of the temperature – days in the high 90s, the brutal sun beating down on the Mile High City, and me, applying SPF 100 like my life depended on it (which it kind of did). The air conditioner in my Subaru struggled, no…

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Don’t Give Up Zion

My sweet nephew Zion, the ultimate miracle baby (besides Jesus), is now 3-years old. He is humongous and gorgeous and funny and emotional and snuggly (except when he doesn’t want to be snuggly) – and if you’re interested in learning more about this precious boy, you should peruse my brother and sister-in-law’s family blog. For…

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I thought we were taking a sweet picture

I’m only posting this so I can use the Swords tag again.

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Let’s all quit our jobs and move to a commune with our favorite people

Last week, I took several days off of work to be with these guys: This week, I’m back in the office. And I’m having a really hard time with it.

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A beautiful maybe

“Is it okay for me to jump?” he yelled. I watched him pump his legs back and forth, swinging higher and higher until he was holding steady at a significant height. He and his brother had formed their own sort of Olympic game, gaining momentum and then jumping from their swings to see who could…

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Mix and mingle

Me: “Hey Micah, do you know what D.O.B. stands for? Hint: it’s something they ask you for at the doctor’s office.” Micah (8): “Oh! Di-O-Betes.” – – – – – – – – Mom: “Mix up your soup.” Tyler (6): “Yeah – mix and mingle in a jinglin’ beat.” – – – – – –…

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Today

I am climbing Mt. Princeton. And baby Zion is breathing on his own. That’s basically all I could ask for on my 29th birthday. I am super grateful to have made it through the past 12 very difficult months, and summoning as much hope as I can for the year ahead.

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Sweet baby Z

Sweet baby Zion is hanging on and hanging in there.  His condition has shifted so many times and so quickly, it’s hard to know what to say – and I don’t want to say one thing, only to have it change in the next minute.  So watch Jeremy and Ashley’s blog for more “official” news.…

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