Yesterday my cousin gave birth to this BEAUTIFUL baby girl. She's got her whole life ahead of her. Her parents have every reason to dream. Dance recitals, soccer games, graduations, getting married, having her own children one day. Life is BEAUTIFUL until suddenly it isn't for some people. 

 

When my cousin announced the birth of her sweet baby girl it took me right back to the birth of my own children. Best days of my life. There is nothing better than becoming a parent. Nothing.

Rick and Carly

My favorite moments are snuggling them up at night and reading with them. You never know what the next day will bring, but for that moment they are with you, healthy, and happy, and yours.

Rick and Carly

Life is so crazy. Often times it gives you the best and then takes it all away. It knocks you off your feet, brings you down to your knees, lifts you back up, and then knocks you down again.

 

We all have our own struggles, all of us. Right now my family is going through a particularly tough time. It's deeply personal, but we've been struggling, and last night my 8 year old daughter was sobbing about it, wanting so desperately to fix it. Some things you just can't fix.

 

At St. Jude they are trying with everything they have to fix something that once was not fixable. 50 years ago the survival rate for childhood cancer was 20%, today, largely because of St. Jude the survival rate is 80%. St. Jude gives these families hope.

Rick and Carly

One of my favorite quotes is "God has a way of making the most miserable thing Beautiful!" How true that is and that is the feeling you get when you walk through the doors at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

Today I try as much as I can to be grateful for what I have instead of focusing on what I do not have. Today I am grateful for two beautiful children that I get to go home to tonight.

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