Welcome to our CaringBridge blog-site. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
A bit about our family: Stephanie is an Art Teacher for the Lee's Summit R-7 school district. Zachary works in IT for the same district. We married and blended our families in 2016 with Stephanie's kids; Genevieve, Seraphine, and Gideon; Zachary's daughter, Camille; and we added a daughter, Florence, in December of 2016. Currently that makes five kids - all whom live with us full-time.
This fall we found out we were unexpectedly expecting baby number 6. Through the marvels of modern technology, we found out this surprise baby has some very serious health concerns. This blog is her story and our journey.
It's Willow's first birthday! Looking back on our "memories" from a year ago are pretty surreal. It's hard to believe that this happy, healthy baby had such a rough start. Willow is now 7 months post-op and is exceeding every milestone. She is talking, singing, crawling, standing (SO close to walking!). We cannot imagine our lives without Willow. Thank you again for all the positivity and prayers...they sure made a difference.