Category Archives: Amanda

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“I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they’d give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they’d do the same for me.” ~unknown This past New Year’s eve I recall sharing with you all that I […]

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What I vow to do in 2012

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt We’re only hours away from celebrating a new year. I’m thankful that we’ve reached the end of 2011. The year has been […]

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January 1, 2012 - 3:34 am

Elaine - You, and Chance, are already great inspiration to many people; I think what you are planning will hopefully challenge many people to dig down a little deeper for more inner strength to not just endure, but to live life to the fullest! Good Luck! I know you will reach your goal!

January 8, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Ella Konopacki - Hi Amanda,

you are very insprational and I would love to support you if there is a way for me to do so. You and your family are in my thoughts a lot, especially now that I am pregnant again myself.

Kisses for little Chance and hi to your family.

Ella, Daniel, Mateo and little button in mama’s belly

giving thanks.

“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” ~Unknown I suppose if there’s any year I should write about being thankful it is this one. I have to admit it’s tough sometimes not to think of the long list of tough times that have happened to our family the last few years but […]

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Double digits.

It’s been a busy few weeks since the last time I wrote on my blog. So I suppose a bit of an update is overdue. First, my baby boy is finally showing an interest in writing. I’ve tried several times this year but he’s always been disinterested in coloring or writing and if he’d join […]

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November 20, 2011 - 11:51 pm

Rachel Mayer - Happy or Sad your blogs make me cry! You amaze me Amanda.

December 5, 2011 - 10:23 am

Sylvia Huntley - I’m one of your students

Hi Amanda: You have a beautiful family! As I look through your pictures, I just realized I don’t take enough pictures of my son. I must start doing that now.

Thanks for sharing!

Reflection

“There is a strength in vulnerability and exposing your scars to the world.” ~unknown This time last year my life was still amidst quite a bit of uncertainty, fear, and filled with overwhelming moments as we had come so close to giving up on my baby boy. It seems like many more days in the […]

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