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Indicators, Not Touchdowns…

posted by byancey

When I was a little boy one of my favorite things to do was play my Mattel Handheld Football Game.  It was a little bigger than an iPhone.  It was about 6″ long and 3.5″ wide.  William was barely twice […]

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Now Faith!

posted by byancey

When you’re sitting in a small, white room where the couch is too small and there aren’t enough chairs, faith takes on a whole new meaning. Despite the strife looming in that room, I could feel faith. Faith has a […]

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That Room…

posted by byancey

Just when I thought there was nothing else the doctor could say to me that would not offend or upset me, he asked, “What do you want to do?”  To me, that question was cruel on many levels.  Maybe it […]

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Sleepless Nights…

posted by byancey

Despite William’s uphill battle, life went on.  My day started at 430am and still does.  I opened our gym before 6am, went to visit with William around 7am for about an hour, returned to the gym and closed at 8pm, […]

A Fight On Many Fronts…

posted by byancey

When the doctor told us that he did not expect William to survive through the week, I hurt to my soul. It was debilitating. Did it feel like the doctor punched me in my stomach? Getting kicked in the stomach […]

Engulfed By Pain…

posted by byancey

The security guard led the way upstairs.  Well, actually I led the way. I was racing down the hallway pushing Lisa in the wheelchair while he was 4 or 5 steps behind me giving me directions!  We got to an […]

William, My Son. The Beginning Of Our Journey…

posted by byancey

September 11, 2006 was an awesome and traumatic day for me.  Awesome because my son, William, was born just after midnight.  Traumatic because his birth was 14 weeks early AND he weighed 1lb-14oz.  Ya, they call that a 26 weeker.  […]

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Happy Birthday, William!!!
William will be 5 years old this Sunday, September 11.  We rejoice! Here is a poem I wrote some time ago.  Happy Birthday, son.   William's Storm... Barely above a pound jettisoned into life Peeking through gauze Poked, ...

posted 3:58:33pm Sep. 07, 2011 | read full post »

Sweet Darling, JJ...
One of the biggest desires of a parent is for your child to get along.  I mean really, who wants to have the kid that "Doesn't play well with others"?  That has to be a nightmare for any mother or father.  All I knew was that I didn't want to ...

posted 6:39:14pm Aug. 15, 2011 | read full post »

I Never Asked God Why, Until...
We all have reasonable expectations, especially when we have absolutely no reason to think otherwise. It'd be like entering 2 + 2 into a calculator and anything BUT 4 coming up on the screen. On September 10, 2006 despite Lisa's cramping, ...

posted 10:39:07am Aug. 03, 2011 | read full post »

Indicators, Not Touchdowns...
When I was a little boy one of my favorite things to do was play my Mattel Handheld Football Game.  It was a little bigger than an iPhone.  It was about 6" long and 3.5" wide.  William was barely twice that size when he was born.  It was all ...

posted 1:59:35pm Jul. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Now Faith!
When you're sitting in a small, white room where the couch is too small and there aren't enough chairs, faith takes on a whole new meaning. Despite the strife looming in that room, I could feel faith. Faith has a feeling.  I could touch it. ...

posted 1:44:02pm Jul. 22, 2011 | read full post »

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