I find it hard to breathe when I imagine my world without my beautiful little boy. For almost 7 years, we have cared for him, helped him to grow, and have loved him fiercely. We fought to share the same experiences that all parents wish to share with their children…we packed up our emergency bags, oxygen tubing, suction machine and wheelchair and set out to the zoo, the family events, and the park…trying to hide what was behind our smiles. Mixed with the joy and intense love we drenched our son in, were the feelings of utter exhaustion, the twinges of fear,and the depth of grief that we have carried through our son’s whole life. Continue reading My Isaac
The first thing I thought when our team was awarded the Crescent Cove design project was, “so incredibly awesome.” I was, quite honestly, tearfully overjoyed. Right after though, I experienced an “uh oh” moment. We were the proverbial dogs that caught the car. I should go back a few steps, so this reaction makes more sense. Continue reading The Experience Design journey led by Teri Kwant at RSP Dreambox
As an artist, it isn’t difficult to envision children and butterflies together. The whimsical nature of each makes them a perfect match. “Flitting” would be the perfect word to describe them as neither are still for very long. Continue reading Creativity, butterflies, and children
What Does Being a Father Mean to Me?
- It means cleaning poopy diapers
- It means being there when my children need me
- It means wrestling and tickling them when I come home from work
- It means cleaning up vomit when they’re sick in bed
- It means playing catch in the back yard
- It means soaking up all their smiles, giggles, hugs, and snuggles
- It means reading them a book every night
- It means remembering their birthdays…and angel days
Continue reading What Does Being a Father Mean to Me?
For one year – We have been Crescent Cove, formerly Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota
We became Crescent Cove last year, August, 2014 after being Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota for nearly five years. Any time a major change is upon us, it can feel daunting, overwhelming and scary. Because we know that families face life changes that are much more excruciating than a name change, we faced the decision as a team and moved forward. The process of changing our name gave us many opportunities to define who we are as an organization and our immediate and long-term goals, all which are carried forward with our name and brand. Continue reading For one year – We have been Crescent Cove, formerly Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota