Category Archives: Bella

Dear Bella, As I watched the fog blanket our tiny town this morning, you were on my mind as I cautiously drove away from home. Your sister in the backseat couldn’t quite comprehend the inability to see what lies ahead. “I can’t seeeeeee mommmmmmmy!” she whined, both frustrated and fascinated in the same breath. 5…

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Tomorrow I turn 32 years old. I have a lot to celebrate this year. But even so, it’s been one scary, exhilarating, emotional year and I’ll admit, I’ve spent a lot of 31 unhappy about a lot of things. I know some of you might think I’m crazy. You see my encouraging posts, the happy…

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Dear Bella, These days your presence is like a soft whisper that blows over me in the cool autumn breeze. The signs of fall are upon us and it reminds me of you. It was on one of these early fall days, filled with the winds of seasonal change, that we arrived at the hospital…

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How many children do you have? It’s the question I cringe at every time those words leave an unknowing stranger’s mouth. There is always a pregnant pause. And a quizzical look from the person asking because really ‘why in the world is this question taking so long for her to answer?’ It’s incredible how much…

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Last week we found Bella in the most unlikely of places. The gift tags at Nordstrom. I’m used to finding her in the darkness of our bedroom as I’m drifting off to sleep. Or in the rays of light streaming through our windows during a sunny day. Or in the 60 minute commute to work…

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