Organ Donation: A Priceless Gift

124,000. Currently, nearly 124,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving transplant (Unyts).  Countless more are waiting for tissue and eye donations that would greatly improve their quality of life. Tomorrow, April 21, Unyts will be celebrating Blue & Green Day to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.  In honor of Blue [...]

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A Letter to My Son

Six months ago you came screaming into this world and were placed on my chest.  My life began with your first breath. "Hi baby." Your eyes met mine.  I touched your face, marveled at ten perfect fingers and ten tiny toes.  I had prayed for you, waited for you, and finally you were here.  In [...]

A Visit to the Pumpkin Patch

  Fall is my favorite season.  I love the crisp smell of autumn air, cozy sweaters, and, of course, chai lattes.  Each year I begin counting down the days (usually in July) until I can trade in my sunglasses and sandals for scarves and boots.  This year fall seems even more exciting because I get to [...]

10 Ways Motherhood Has Changed Me

When I was pregnant I spent hours daydreaming about what my life as a mother would look like. As a first-time mom, I saw the world through rose-colored lenses. I imagined myself being well-rested and put together, suckling a sleepy infant with my perfectly styled hair and outfit. My house will be clean and orderly, [...]