The “Wait and See”

The “Wait and See”

Tomorrow, April 4th would have been Charlie’s Carnival. The weather is forecasted to be absolutely divine. The mounds of t-shirts Michael and I poured over are sitting in boxes, the prizes for the carnival games, sand buckets, shovels and chalk are all waiting to be...
All About Charlie

All About Charlie

We are coming up on Charlie’s birthday, this Sunday which will forever be bittersweet for us. But still, we celebrate and will continue to do so each year because while he isn’t here physically, he will always be a brother, a friend, and our son. He deserves to...
Charlie’s Carnival

Charlie’s Carnival

When Charlie died, we made the choice to celebrate him. While we had a small memorial for immediate family in our church’s chapel, it was so important for us that his friends had the opportunity to grieve for him in an age-appropriate way. No child should have to...
Underwear for All

Underwear for All

A few months ago, we were made aware of a basic and vital need for children in Ethiopia: clean underwear.  Our partners at Addis Jemari work with 50 families in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and provide educational programming, monthly financial support, medical assistance,...
Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of kindness in our everyday lives. A single kind act can turn someone’s day around, change their life perspective or even save their life.  This was a large part of why Cynthia Schick started a Kindness Matters Movement...
Charlie’s Heart

Charlie’s Heart

The minutes, hours, days and weeks after Charlie died have been a blur to me. Sometimes when we are in conversation with friends and family, they will mention something during that time frame and the memories are not there for me to retrieve. I try to piece together...
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