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Jamie and I have been married since April of 2001 and have five children, Katie, Calvin, Justin, Gracie, and Martin. Please be sure to sign our guestbook and drop us a note!
On February 3, 2012 our 4th child was born with a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). He will have 3 "staged reconstruction" open-heart surgeries early in life to reconfigure Martin's cardiovascular system to be as efficient as possible despite the lack of an adequate left ventricle. These surgeries do not correct the lesion, and are instead considered "palliative".
He already had his first (Norwood) and second (Glenn) surgeries at MUSC in Charleston, SC. Let's give God the glory in all things. We learned this Psalm together as a family some time ago and it's very fitting: "I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34.
On November 2013, we embarked on a new journey to adopt a child from China that also had a heart defect. We are still on that journey...
It is 4:30am Friday morning and before I head to bed I will do my best to chronicle any news related to our 4th child while it's still fresh in my mind. I think it will be helpful to just write it all down for family and friends who are interested an..
First of all, I think it is necessary to express deepfelt gratitude for all who have called, written, and prayed for us. We are thankful for our family and friends -- both near and afar. I know it always sounds so cliche, even as I write this. But ho..