I haven’t written in awhile and the greatest thing about that fact is that there hasn’t really been anything to report. We are relishing in the “calm” of the storm. This month is packed full of appointments, adventures and celebrations! The weeks leading up to mom’s 3 month progression appointment always bring silence, an unspoken code of unity and a fierce desire to fight stronger. So, as you can imagine in preparation for her appointment on the 17th we are living our lives together to the max.    


We recently celebrated Ryan’s dedication at church. It was a special moment for Craig and I. There is something so intimate about making a promise and sharing it with friends and family. We were once again reminded of what a miracle Ryan is and how much he has blessed all of us. He has put a spark back into my parent’s life and has once again given my mom a way to use her talents.  If it wasn’t evident before- it certainly is now… my mom is the “baby-whisperer”. She was given such a gift with babies and children. 

Craig and Shannon celebrated their 25th birthday! It was a joy to bring both families together and show them just how much we love them!  We had a party at Joe’s Farm Grill over the weekend and then had a nice dinner with my parents. Birthdays have always been a huge deal in my family and even more so now. Another birthday celebrated means another year of life! How great that we can still cherish the meaning of life all together.   

In addition to all of our celebrating, we are taking in every ounce of fall. The weather has finally cooled off for a couple of days. Every season brings a new ounce of hope and a fresh beginning.  We are hoping to take Ryan out to the pumpkin patch in the next couple of weeks… I can’t wait.

At the end of this month- the entire family will be embarking on an island adventure. We have been planning and saving and preparing for months. We are looking forward to being rejuvenated. I know this vacation will bring so many emotions and I am so grateful that mom is still in a position to travel.

Please continue to pray for mom and the doctors/therapists responsible for her care. We are hoping for great news this month!

Until next time…  


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