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2-11-’23: heart dad for CHD (congenital heart defect) Awareness Week

2022, 9th birthday
Winter 2022
June 2022, Heart valve surgery
back in the day…cuddles with daddy
Monterey beach walk, maybe 2018? Cannot remember when this was taken.
2021 December

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. Aww thank you Cindy!! That was Ellis’ last year’s birthday but it’s coming up…in about a month. You won’t believe the excitement of turning 1-0. I don’t get it but I’m brainwashing myself to get as happy as her too. She wants 10 balloons. lol. At least she tells me what she wants. 🙂 Hope you are having a lovely weekend. It’s been slightly rainy in the bay area…love this weather. Only for a bit longer.


  1. What a lovely smile he has, your Chris! And what a heart wrencher to have your child go through surgery. She looks like an absolute blessing. I hope she has a fabulous 10th.


    1. Awww, thank you! He holds us together when things go nuts at home with her bouts of sickness. Not a very emotional person, but his love language is acts of service. I see his thoughtfulness by what he does. Words? Not so much, since he’s the reserved type. lol. I guess you can’t have it all.
      Raising a medically fragile child has its challenges and scares. It’s a wild one with her in it. She is one funky gal with spunk, humor, and sweetness. Can you tell that I’m crazy about her?! I’ll let her know, thank you Jo!

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      1. Well Ellis made good choices for the pics she chose for this post. Growing up I though my mom was “mean” many a time. I was told not to “play two ends against the middle” and go behind my mother’s back when she told me something I needed to do.


      2. When you’re young, it seems whatever well intentioned thing told is like an insult or an offense. I thought my mom was “mean” and horribly against me having fun. lol. Now I know better…well after those years are over.
        Wisdom takes years to develop and grow!

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