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Reaching My Limit
The Frozen Tundra
CHD mommy, social worker, always tired, always busy
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Gabriella had her Make a Wish "Going Away Party" last night. It was held at our local "fun center"...bowling, arcade, and mini golf were all on the agenda, as was pizza and an ice cream cake. We hadn't told the girls about the party at all. They wanted to go... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
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The last few weeks have been crazy hectic and filled with one thing...Dance! Aleah competed in her first dance competition on Mother's Day weekend, and both girls participated in dance recitals this past weekend. Gabriella in one recital, and Aleah in two recitals-- NONE of which overlapped. So that was... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
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Since yesterday I shared the somewhat boring process of Make a Wish, I figured today it would be more fun to share the actual details of Gabriella’s trip! (I’ll also try to let you know what parts of the trip seem to be standard among ALL Make a Wish Chapters... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
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I am excited to share that we got a call a couple weeks ago that Gabriella’s Wish was approved. She is going to Walt Disney World!!! Right now I’m still trying to decide how and when to tell the girls. Trying to think of something fun and creative but nothing's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
Well, we have delved deeper into the Infertility World. We had a little bit of testing to finish this month (and one last cycle of trying “on our own”). Next month things start in earnest with HSG testing, Blood Work, Ultrasounds, and Clomid. I keep thinking this should feel weird... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
I am behind in posting an update on our Make a Wish journey. I had told myself I was going to document this thoroughly for all the other OCD parents out there who are struggling to find out information about Make a Wish and the Wish Process. First, it took... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
We have been quite sick at my house lately. And by lately, I don't mean the last week or two. I mean since January, the BEGINNING of January. Every week, someone in our house has been sick. You name it, it's gone through our house...puking, colds, strep, muscle aches, flu's.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
I have not been in the greatest mood lately. This happens every year, about this time. People in other areas of the country are going on with their lives in February....snuggling with their Valentines or planning their upcoming Spring Break. Me? I am simply trying to control the intense RAGE... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
Thanks Melissa. This was a hard post to write, I wrote and rewrote it many times. Hard to put into words and feel like it made sense! I agree, your husband is really the only other person to come close to understanding what you are going through!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2011 on CHD and Relationships at Reaching My Limit
This is posted as part of the blog linking event Every Heart Has a Story ~ How CHD Affects the Relationships in Your Life. How does having a child with a Congenital Heart Defect affect your relationships? When I read this question, I couldn't help but think of how this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
This week I was told by one of my mentors that I have to resist the urge to compare myself, or more importantly my life situation, to others. It was good advice for me, because anytime I start trying to compare my life with others, I ineviatably find myself in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
Kathleen, the girls saw the website for GKTW and were SO excited at the thought of being able to go there. They wanted to go there NOW and I had to explain I can't pay for us to go there!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2011 on Wishes at Reaching My Limit
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When stars are born, they possess a gift or two. One of those is, they have the power to make a Wish come true. The Blue Fairy ~ Disney's Wishes We've been having lots of conversations about Wishes at our house lately. Gabriella was recently granted a Wish from the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
I have a few blogger friends, and a few friends "in real life" that at times make me wonder what I do wrong….in that why don’t I have more close friends? I see people who have this huge group of close-knit friends that they do stuff with. And not just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
My 7 year old has insisted the last several nights on sleeping on her floor. Why would a girl who has a lovely, warm, comfy bed choose to sleep in a muddled mess on the floor? And does it make me a bad mom if I leave her on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
Thanks to a friend, I’m stealing these questions to answer and post here. She has an awesome tradition of answering these at the end of every year, and since starting (or more like maintaining) traditions is something I totally suck at, I decided this may be a good, painless way... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Reaching My Limit
Deep conversations have been taking place in our house lately. I’ve already posted that my mom passed away before my children came along. But I still like to talk to the girls about her whenever I can. We don’t talk about it often, but I’ll occasionally mention that a book... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2010 at Reaching My Limit
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I love photographs. When I was a little girl, every time I’d visit my Grandma’s house I’d dig out all her old pictures….the wedding albums, the black and whites from when she was a kid, camping trips and vacations I may, or may not, have been a part of. This... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at Reaching My Limit
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Heart Day. Rebirthday. I’ve heard it called a lot of things. Whatever you want to call it, today is that day. Four years ago today, my Gabriella was given a second chance at life. Four years ago today, my husband and I sat in an empty hospital waiting room for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Reaching My Limit
I’ve been introduced recently to some wonderful new blogs through the SITS group I just joined. As I was visiting one, they had a suggestion to blog about Breast Cancer to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I felt really convicted as I then visited another blog of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at Reaching My Limit
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I know I have not written anything in awhile. I currently have some horrible guilt hanging over me for that! But the guilt is not helping in providing me any energy this week to accomplish anything but the bare minimum of what needs to be done at my house. (And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Reaching My Limit
I’m not sure if anyone else can relate, but since I became the mother of school age children, I've come to really dislike September and May. I have a child who thrives on routine, so the changes in routine that come with the starting and ending of school throw our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Reaching My Limit
I’ve struggled these last few days about what to write for a blog post. I’ve had so many thoughts swirling around in my head that I’m not even able to make sense of right now, much less write them down for others to read, that I just haven’t written anything.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at Reaching My Limit
I answered a Parent Matching question recently where someone asked me what life in a hospital was really like. As I thought back to all those things I wish I had known before I started on this journey, I decided to share a few of the lessons I've learned. Lesson... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at Reaching My Limit
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Posted as part of the "Every Heart Has a Story" event over at When Life Hands You a Broken Heart It starts at noon today. Link on over and check it out! Gabriella is our Heart Baby. She was born 3 ½ years ago with TAPVR, a condition in which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Reaching My Limit