We Made History This Week!!!

I was recently approached by the editor of the Canadian Medical Journal of Sonography who asked to include my story, The Ultrasound Miracle in the journal. This is the first time in the history of the journal that they included a story from a patient. So here it is, my miracle, on the cover of the journal! And here is my story, officially in print in a medical journal which will be read by sonographers all over the country! It was a pretty incredible feeling to see my sonogram photo (or as I see it, a photo of my two daughters) on the cover of a medical journal. It’s pretty amazing that my story will reach the medical community in this way. I hope my story touches many more people and opens them up to a new reality where love never dies.

Journal cover and article ยฉ 2018 Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography

A Needed Reminder

I had an emotional moment in the store today. I haven’t heard from Bella in a while so this was very much appreciated as it was a reminder that she is always with me even when the signs are not so obvious. A few weeks before Aria was born, I found a gift certificate a friend had given Bella when she was born. I thought I had used it years ago. The store has since changed owners but I brought it in anyway and the owner signed it and said she would accept it. I decided that since it was Bella’s money, she would want to buy her baby sister something special with it. I went back to the store today feeling that the right gift would be there for Aria. It was hiding behind a picture frame and I almost didn’t see it (like Bella would let that happen). I knew right away it was exactly what Bella would have chosen.

To Aria, From Bella with Love

Because Aria is my little piece of heaven on earth.


Signs From Bella

I slept in Hudson’s bed last night and when I got up this morning, this pink balloon was at my feet. The last balloon from Bella’s Birthday/Baby Carl’s gender reveal party (on November 14) popped over a month ago. Hudson was absolutely devastated that the last balloon was gone! I know this was not there last night. It felt like a big Hello from Bella๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ and hopefully a message that Baby Carl is on her way soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

Signs from Bella

My sister got a visit tonight! After hearing one of Bella’s favourite songs in her car on the way to work and a few conversations about Bella today, she walked in the door and heard voices. No one was home. She realized the sounds were coming from the basement so she reluctantly went to see what was going on. Numerous battery operated toys were turned on, lights and sounds coming from various bins in the corner of the basement. The one that stood out the most was a Handy Many toy that played a part of the theme song over and over like a broken record. When she picked up the toy, she saw it was on “try me” mode (the demo shouldn’t be playing continuously like that!) She called me to tell me what happened and how strange her day was. I reassured her that coincidences don’t exist and Bella was saying “Hello!” ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’•