Oct 11, 2014


Nothing puts life in perspective like seeing your baby on a hospital bed. Or in this case in a hospital crib. 

He looks so small. So helpless. He was so upset. He couldn't breathe right. 

Tripp was admitted to the hospital this week with a severe case of croup. He received five breathing treatments (one of albuterol and four of the scarier racemic epinephrine). He was observed for hours. He received two doses of steroids. We didn't sleep much. 

It was serious. It was scary. I'm so glad to be home. 

We are so blessed and so fortunate mamas! We live in a world with doctors. We live in a world with steroids and breathing treatment. God loves us. God loves our children. He brings healing. He brings peace. He brings comfort. God in His infinite goodness has given us the tools to save our babies. So thanks be to God!

Mamas, I know just how fortunate I am that my baby came home from the hospital with no complications. Some of you aren't so lucky. Some of you have broken hearts from losing a baby. Some of you see specialist after specialist and have the honor of loving a medically complicated baby. This weekend I am saying an extra prayer for you all. I got a small taste of the life you live daily. My small glimpse gave me a huge appreciation for your strength and your resilience. You are incredible!

All that said... My partially written post for Thursday's "show us your passion" series never got finished. My partially written Friday Favorites photo update never got finished. Feet week wasn't a whole week. My kids come first. But don't worry. I'll be back to frequent blogging next week. And next week I'll have the winner of the Freshly Picked giveaway so don't forget to enter!

Also look for some awesome posts inspired by this lady (Jen Hatmaker) in the coming weeks. I had the honor of meeting her last night. And wow. Just wow. I'm so glad I snuck away for a few hours while Tripp was sleeping to go hear her. Sadly, I'm missing the retreat today, but as I've said before, my kids come first. 


  1. So glad y'all are home! Prayers for continued recovery.

    1. Thanks so much! After spending the weekend recovering he is back to his normal high energy self!