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It all fits into a box by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It is done.    All of the clothes of Hannah’s I want to keep fit snuggly in a Christmas storage tub.  For now, anyway.   Eventually, I will get a hope chest for her clothe ... Read on »
Hannah’s fight against childhood rare disease by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Please "click" to find out how you can take action and help children still fighting! Today is the World Rare Disease Day blog-hop, 30 days before World Rare Diseas ... Read on »
It’s just friggin’ fabric!! by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It has been a really rough couple of days. Well, it hasn’t been like an all day thing, but I have had my moments of major breakdowns.   I mean, be pissy at everyone, c ... Read on »
The Wind is Messing With Me by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health They have this sign all around the cemetery saying that anything not left in a vase will be “discarded.”  I get it, it is their rules.   We knew about that rule when we fi ... Read on »
I’m going to be okay by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It has been six weeks since Hannah passed.  Only six weeks. In the past few weeks, I have gone to two parent bereavement support groups, and I have met some wonderful ... Read on »
Hannah’s Legacy begins! by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health These last few days, I have had some rough moments where I was really, really missing Hannah. Tonight was a good night. Daddy and I met with some good friends toni ... Read on »
Date Night by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Daddy and I did something last night that we haven’t done in a LONG time.  We went out on a “date!” I know, after almost 15 years of marriage, it wouldn’t seem like th ... Read on »
“Finite” by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Newly found pic of Hannah, 12 months old I received a CD recently of pictures that were taken at Hannah’s first birthday party in Texas. It was so exciting see ... Read on »
Sleeping Issues by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I have my moments during the days where I catch myself daydreaming about Hannah, depression moments wishing she was still here, or even just a smile on my face when I see ... Read on »
One month by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Cuddling with me, March 2011 I just looked at the calendar.   January 4th.  Hannah passed away one month ago, December 4th. Has it only been a month?   Has it be ... Read on »
Meet our Mickey by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Our newest family member, Mickey After we had to put down Molly, our 14-year-old Beagle, a few months ago, I had decided that it was going to be a long while before ... Read on »
Tattoo Permanence by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was never, ever into tattoos.  Never.  It just was not my thing.  Four years ago, if you asked me if I would ever get a tattoo, the answer would be “never.” Never sa ... Read on »
Goodbye 2011 by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health How I really feel about it is “Goodbye 2011, don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out!”    If you weigh the good times with the bad times, the bad definitely oversha ... Read on »
Made it through by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health HannahMinnie, Hannah doll from Santa, and one of my favorite gifts, a canvas print of Abby and Hannah sleeping together, just 5 days before she passed away We made i ... Read on »
Still trying by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We decorated Hannah's grave for both Hanukkah and Christmas. When we came back to visit a couple of days later, we noticed a Minnie Mouse had appeared! We have no idea who ... Read on »
Holiday spirit…a work in progress by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hannah's ornament, 2011 After putting off for a couple of weeks, Daddy and I decided it was time to decorate our Christmas tree.  We had been telling Ethan and Abby ... Read on »
Hannah’s legacy is taking shape by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This graphic is the basis for the logo for the LMH Foundation. Even though it wasn't the direction I was thinking at the time, I saw this and it caught my heart ~ Hannah i ... Read on »
To My Hannah by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This was the tribute I gave to Hannah at her service.  Of course, it is easier to post it here than it was to deliver it.  I’m not sure how much those that were there hear ... Read on »
Candles are burning by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Candle lit in honor of my Hannah from a friend who couldn't make her service. Today is my first day alone since Hannah passed away 9 days ago.  Has it really already ... Read on »