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Creative Kidface

Even though last week was technically Spring Break to keep our routine and sanity I hosted a relaxed learning week. More time was spent reading Tom Sawyer on the couch and discussing life. We watched The Hate You Give and discussed many of the injustices blacks are faced with today. The compassion and understanding our… Continue reading Creative Kidface

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Taken by surprise

Friday was my first day out of the house in 2 weeks. I drove downtown for a doctor's appointment to have the last of my staples removed. Thankfully the prosthetist was able to meet me at this appointment to fit me with shrinkers and complete an exam required for ordering my first gel liner. I… Continue reading Taken by surprise

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Social Distancing & Home Schooling

This whole practice of social distancing has brought a couple of things to my attention. Things specifically related to my lifestyle. As many of you know I had a below-knee amputation three weeks ago. With this, I am still on leave from work. Generally, I work remotely from a home office. This means that at… Continue reading Social Distancing & Home Schooling

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One Foot Good – Two Feet Bad

Today I have officially lived as a single-footed monster for 14 days. Eleven of which have been spent at home. It feels absolutely amazing to be home! Nothing is better than being surrounded by people who truly care about you and sleeping in your own bed. Since coming home, I have learned that I struggle… Continue reading One Foot Good – Two Feet Bad

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Amputee Day 3

So it is officially my third day after surgery. I just wanted to share how things were going. One thing that I find most interesting is that I'm so incredibly hopeful I don't feel defeated anymore. Another exciting and interesting thing is that my nerve pain prior to surgery was sitting at about a 6/7… Continue reading Amputee Day 3

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I am officially an Amputee

So it happened. It's official. I had below knee amputation surgery on my left leg yesterday (Wednesday February 26th, 2020). I am now 24 hours out from surgery and doing pretty darn good. I'm actually doing better than expected. So sit back and hang tight while I lay out what all happened this week. If… Continue reading I am officially an Amputee

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Operation Meet Stumpy

So I'm officially in the 10-day countdown.  10 days until I have my left leg amputated below the knee. 10 days until I am able to start moving forward with my life.  I have been at such a standstill for so long that it was hard to maintain hope and the will to not be… Continue reading Operation Meet Stumpy

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To Us

My husband and I just had our six year anniversary on the 23rd. We have been together for eight and a half years. Looking back on our wedding pictures from 2014 and our renewal of vows pictures from 2015 I am reminded of how much things have changed. We are both slower, rounder, less youthful,… Continue reading To Us

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Halloween – Pushin’ Boundaries

Even though it is December I want to share this story. I have come a long way as a parent. Our eleven-year-old challenges us to learn, grow and improve nearly every day of her existence. Now, this particular story fills me with pride. Not only am I proud of our daughter, but also of myself… Continue reading Halloween – Pushin’ Boundaries