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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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, prodded, stuck and skewered Surrounded by white coat

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 have "that kid"!  You know "that kid".  The kid who

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, discomfort, and a lengthy ultrasound, we were assured by n

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 white and had 6 small buttons to play defense, kick, a

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.  Faith had His arms wrapped around me.  The doctor told

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


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