Category: Family

August 12. Part 3

Heather wanted a picture to show our 3 hands on Jackson to symbolize our love and protection for Jackson. I do not believe in irony, I believe in the hands of God. So part 3 is brought to you 3 days before Jackson’s 3rd…

August 12. Part 2.

The calm “wait” before the storm. We continue our journey through the day Jackson was born. If you haven’t, go back and read part one where we share the first part of the day with you all. Heather’s comments are in italics. Most of…

August 12th. Part 1

I woke up to these words several years before Jackson was even a thought in our mind. “The best is still ahead.” And boy was he right. Heather and I will address the birth of our son, Jackson together over the next several posts….

Life Struggles.

He completes me! Before I get into Jackson’s birth story, I want to reach out to those who are hurting. I spent a lot of time questioning God, being mad at God, wondering when it was going to be “my turn” to have a…

The Zoo.

(Update– please read my mom’s comment below to get her perspective on the meeting!) Our thought process was that both of our parents were going to be at the hospital and Heather’s family was going to be there too when the baby was born. …

The Meeting.

We were meeting Heather and our social worker at Olive Garden. Let me explain something, when most people are nervous they can NOT eat. I on the other hand, can eat a whole elephant if you let me!!! So, while we were trying to…

The Call.

Let’s get to the good stuff already. We had plenty of false alarms along the way, and a few “situations” we turned down as we didn’t feel adequate enough or enough awareness to raise a child being born addicted to this drug or that…