I realize readers may need some context about some of the people who appear in my story. I will try to update this list as I go along.

Erik – My dear husband who has been alongside me through this whole journey, supporting me better than I ever could have asked. We met in Spring 2013, were engaged by that Fall, and married August 16, 2014.

Jacob – Our beloved firstborn son, Jacob Dale, born late at night July 18, 2016 and gone to heaven early morning July 19, 2016. I’ll leave it at that here because most of these posts are about him, but you can find his birth story (and picture) here: Jacob’s Birth Story.

Maggie – Our sweet pup who we basically treat like a person, though I guess technically she isn’t one ;). We adopted her at age 9 in October 2014, and she should probably get licensed as a therapy dog, because she has basically been mine since losing Jacob and done a darn good job at it…except sometimes she gets scared when I cry really hard, so we’re working on that one!

Ella Jane – Jacob’s little sister, our rainbow baby whose arrival we anxiously and hopefully await mid-August 2017.