A Letter To My Daughters First Friend

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To My Daughters Very First Friend,[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Today my daughters developmental assistant told me that Hayden had made a new friend today; that friend was you.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2998″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]I was told that you had been curiously eyeballing Hayden for the last few days of preschool and that you made the decision to come over and introduce yourself.…

Should we have another?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Before we decided to have another child, we always questioned on whether or not we should expand our family. At the time Hayden was constantly in and out of the hospital, her epilepsy was out of control, sometimes exceeding 80 seizures in a given day. The level of care and attention she required was extreme.…

Today Was The Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I’m going to preface this post by saying that I fully expected the outcome of today, it has been something that I have felt and known for a long time, however that doesn’t mean that it was easy to manage emotionally. [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2682″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] Today was the day that my sweet little girl…

The Other Side of The Stretcher

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hayden gets IVIG treatments to manage her seizures. This means monthly day trips to the hospital and an unfortunate IV.  It has always been a difficult IV start with her.  As she is getting older it seems her body is starting to defend itself against the pokes.  As time goes on and another needle poke…

A father’s duty..

Its 11:30pm and I don’t know if I should go to sleep.  As I type this out, I watch my daughter sleep and am plagued with the thought that I can’t protect her from the struggles she endures.  One of the most natural feelings of being a father is to be your children’s protector.  I…

Welcome To Tuff Sprout

The idea of Tuff Sprout began with a dream to create a future I envisioned for my daughter.  As parents, we think about every aspect of our child’s lives on a daily basis.  From their daily activities, to the future they will have.  Each and every story is different because every kid is different, and…