Tag Archives: sickle cell

for the mothers

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As we celebrate Mother’s Day, I think about the wisdom nestled into this African proverb. I look at this photo of women living across … Continue reading

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31 days of living free: real talk about rest

My Sunday morning was spent nestled under a blanket, watching Curious George and playing with trains. On Friday, Joseph developed a sudden cough. We are always cautious because of his sickle cell, and when he had a rough night, we … Continue reading

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being a parent of a child with sickle cell

I can’t write this post telling you what it’s like to live with sickle cell. I can, however, tell you what it’s like to watch your three-year-old son fight it, every single day. For those of you who are new … Continue reading

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gorgeous quilts for adoption

I’m so thrilled to share how you can get one of these gorgeous kantha quilts. And I will below, so keep reading. But first, I just have to tell you about much I love the connections God makes. For how … Continue reading

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when he said try, i said why?

You guys, you have to watch this video. This is 22-year old student Kristyl J. L. Smith, performing spoken word about the challenges she has faced living with sickle cell disease and how she has met and overcome those challenges. … Continue reading

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my son has sickle cell anemia

Joseph is a sweet and rambunctious almost-three-year-old who loves watching Curious George on repeat, sneaking into our bed in the middle of the night, and spending hours playing in the sandbox. He also happens to have Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a blood … Continue reading

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