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December 31, 2018

I started writing my families Christmas letters around the age of twelve. I was asked to keep it to one page if at all possible by my mom, but other than that I had full reign to share whatever I wanted to about our past year. I kept up the tradition for the first ten...

December 21, 2018

Hi all!

I went to the doctor this morning and had an electrocardiogram to check the EF (ejection fraction) function of my heart.  My EF had dropped from 40 to 30 when I came out

of the hospital which put me in heart failure category.  After several weeks of rehab a...

November 9, 2018

I love my birthday. I'm proud to get to another birthday each year. For all the insecurities and struggles I face every other day my birthday is the one day I wake up with that "Heck Yeah!" attitude. I feel powerful and accomplished that I have yet again conquered anot...

October 14, 2018

Today is the one year birthday of my book being published and available for sale on Amazon! What a crazy year it has been! I remember a time in my life that I never believed this book would get done. It was something that had been on my heart and mind since I was thirt...

October 9, 2018

As many of you know my dad survived two massive heart attacks last week. He had to have 3 stents put into two major arteries that were blocked in his heart. It was scary and unsettling to say the least. In my life I have always been the patient. I am the one with all t...

October 3, 2018

Yesterday was not a day I would ever want to relive, yet I can’t help but relive it over and over again in my head. In those moments I keep going back to God’s great faithfulness. Here’s what happened:

At 5am yesterday my dad woke up not feeling well. He said his back h...

September 1, 2018

Hello Friends! Happy September! I hope you all had a great summer! Mine was busy and seemed to fly by. It definitely ended too quickly. My husband and I have had a few "inconveniences" this summer. Let me tell you about a couple of the bigger ones and share a little ab...

June 25, 2018

Tonight is the big event! What event you ask? Well the Help-a-Heart fundraiser of course!! If you don’t know what all the excitement is about, keep reading.

Help-a-Heart is a non-profit organization in Iowa that I have been working with for a little over a year now. The...

May 21, 2018

 I am behind on my blogging so please forgive me. 

On April 28, 2018, I volunteered at the 10th annual Dylan’s Dragon Walk. It is a remembrance walk to honor children who have passed away due to a congenital heart defect. It is hosted by Help-a-Heart the non-profit...

April 26, 2018

This past weekend I was invited to participate in the 1st annual Congenital Heart and Arrhythmia Symposium at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. I was invited as an attendee, a vendor for my book, and a speaker during the support group session. I was excited and nerv...

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