Family Updates

Adventuring

Adventuring

Every once in a while it’s nice to escape from real life for a bit… to leave the housework behind, disconnect from technology, and reconnect with God’s amazing creation.  And it’s even more awesome when “escaping from reality” is only 40 minutes away. We took advantage of a free Saturday to drive out to Knights […]

Speed Racer

Speed Racer

Ryder has been receiving lots of attention on the blog lately, and for good reason… but there is another courageous boy in this house, and his name is Evan (in case you’re new here). We first realized something was really wrong with Ryder on the evening of Evan’s fourth birthday.  Luckily we had already celebrated a couple days […]

Small Victories Add Up

Small Victories Add Up

It’s really easy to get stuck in a place where all I notice is that Ryder’s arm is still not working.  I’m really grateful for the moments when God helps me take a step back, look around, and realize we’ve taken some pretty decent strides in the right direction this week. First off, Ryder actually survived […]

Ryder's Story: Part 8

Ryder’s Story: Part 8

In an effort to make sure every detail of this ordeal is documented, I’ve decided to copy and paste all of my Facebook status updates regarding Ryder’s health onto my blog in small chunks.  Click on the links to catch up on Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7. 01/10/15 […]

Ryder's Story: Part 7

Ryder’s Story: Part 7

In an effort to make sure every detail of this ordeal is documented, I’ve decided to copy and paste all of my Facebook status updates regarding Ryder’s health onto my blog in small chunks.  Click on the links to catch up on Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6. 01/05/15 – 1:38pm:  […]

Ryder's Story: Part 6

Ryder’s Story: Part 6

In an effort to make sure every detail of this ordeal is documented, I’ve decided to copy and paste all of my Facebook status updates regarding Ryder’s health onto my blog in small chunks.  Click on the links to catch up on Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. 01/01/15 – 9:17am: Ryder […]

Ryder's Story: Part 5

Ryder’s Story: Part 5

In an effort to make sure every detail of this ordeal is documented, I’ve decided to copy and paste all of my Facebook status updates regarding Ryder’s health onto my blog in small chunks.  Click on the links to catch up on Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. 12/29/01 – 7:40am: This is definitely […]

Ryder's Story: Part 3

Ryder’s Story: Part 3

In an effort to make sure every detail of this ordeal is documented, I’ve decided to copy and paste all of my Facebook status updates regarding Ryder’s health onto my blog in small chunks.  Click on the links to catch up on Part 1 and Part 2. Apparently I didn’t post many updates on Christmas Day. […]

Ryder's Story: Part 2

Ryder’s Story: Part 2

In an effort to make sure every detail of this ordeal is documented, I’ve decided to copy and paste all of my Facebook status updates regarding Ryder’s health onto my blog.  You can catch up on Part 1 HERE. 12/24/14 (some time around 2:30am): The eagle has landed! They’ve been shown to their room, and […]

Ryder's Story: Part 1

Ryder’s Story: Part 1

I can’t even begin to guess exactly how many people are keeping up with Ryder’s life-changing journey via Facebook, and I can’t accurately describe how thankful we are to all of you who have been faithful in praying for him.  About a week ago, I began to feel compelled to make sure I had it all documented here […]