Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Tatum seems to be feeling much better today, except now she has diarrhea from the antibiotic!  Perfect.  Poor little thing can't catch a break.  I was gone for a few hours this morning and then again for a few hours tonight and it was way too much.  I missed Tatum, and the rest of the family.  I just don't ever really want a "break" from her.  I could sit with her all day and soak up her sweetness.

I have to take a second and thank people for commenting on the blog.  I love to hear the kind thoughts from people.  I have not figured out how to reply to the comments, I know that shows my age:)  So here is my blanket thank you.  It has been really fun to hear how this experience is touching other people's lives.  That is one of the purposes of the blog is to allow people to learn and grow through this with us.  So thank you, it means a lot that people are reading and laughing and crying with us.

Tonight was our Relief Society birthday celebration.  It was lovely to be around the wonderful women that live in our neighborhood.  One of the ladies had done a cool video with video and pictures of the Relief Society sisters.  I got a little emotional because I have felt each of those women and their families praying for us, and serving us.  It was very humbling to see all of them flash up on the screen.  They truly have been angels through this entire journey.  I love each and every one of them, and it was nice to spend time with them tonight, even though I missed out on a little Tatum time and I ate two cupcakes so now I have to run an extra hour, grrr.

Last night Heidi and Hilary were videoing Tatum with Heidi's i-touch.  I have not seen Tatum laugh like this in over a month.  It brings happy tears to my eyes each time I watch it, so I thought I would share it.

I cannot get this video to play, I will keep working on it.  Let me know if you can see it?


  1. Heather, thank you for this precious blog. It has become the first thing I look at in the morning as I prepare for the day. Tatum and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and I am overwhelmingly grateful for your grasp of the principles which are "an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast", that make this experience endurable. Jane Lasko

  2. Dear Heather, When our daughter-in-law, Laura shared the news you have with Tatum, I was broken hearted for you. She sent me your blog site and I have read and cried and felt of your testimony and loved your pictures. I think Tatum looks a lot like I remember Trevon looking. I didn't know you had so many children! Wow what a woman. This time you have strength in numbers to help you go through your farewells. Tatum will be serving a mission starting for us tonight. Recently you helped a woman named Cassandra and her husband Fabian when they lost their little one pound baby. You did an amazing memory box and were so compassionate with them. We are helping Fabian learn English. We are serving in the Provo Utah mission teaching English as Daily Dose lessons. I will be sharing your amazing story with them and I hope your strength and testimony help them want to know the PLAN of our Heavenly Father. I think you are right about the pre existence and our choosing certain challenges. It sounded so easy there! Thankfully we do have the Gospel of Jesus Christ and are surrounded by just the right people to laugh with us and cry with us and help the burdens be lighter. You are incredible and Tatum and your other children and Lance are so blessed to have you! My heart is overflowing for you and yours. Much love, Rose Rowbury

  3. Heather,
    I had read your first post but hadn't realized you were posting every day until they mentioned it at Common Bonds last night. I was so sad to know I had missed seeing you since I was late. Anyway, last night at 5 am I couldn't sleep and I found the link again and just read away, crying and laughing at how sad and wonderful this is at the same time. While it breaks my heart to know you are facing this with another precious child of yours, I am truly amazed at your faith and strength. You are just amazing! From the very first second you came into my room in the middle of the night to help me with my sweet baby, I have though of you as one of the true angels on earth. So many times you've helped me to see the joys and blessings of these horrible earthly trials. Now, I'm learning from a million more. Thank you for doing this blog and letting us share in your precious Tatum. I am so drawn to her sweet spirit and love her sweet little laughs. Much love and admiration to you and your wonderful family. XOXO

  4. I can't see the video, but I'm on my iPad. I'll check on the computer tomorrow.

    1. Just watched. It must have been an iPsd thing. How prcious to have this memory captured like this! Tatum is a treasure!