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A Long, Sad Hiatus

By Devany LeDrew | Labels:
I haven't written here since before we found out about our second daughter's diagnosis.  In July, we got news that would change our lives forever.  We learned we were having another girl and that she wasn't going to live very long, if she was born alive at all.

This news sent us reeling, of course.  The past six months brought a lot of planning, doctor's visits, grieving, and stress.

November brought us our beautiful daughter V.  We had 2.5 days with her.

Part of the reason I stopped updating here was the crazy hectic mess of the past half year and part was because I kept thinking how the "about me" said I would be "teaching" two students in the fall.  It turned out that V taught me much more in her short life than I could have ever taught her or anyone else for that matter.

I am back here now because I feel the need to write.  About her, about us, about our every day living and our life as it moves forward.

This blog is going to have to change to encompass all of me and all aspects of who I am now.  I'm learning who that is day by day as I stretch to fit into my new normal.


  1. I'm so glad that you are writing again. Should be good therapy I heard :-) Look forward to following you.

  2. I am soooo happy to see you writing again....I have told you since you first starting writing that I thought you should pursue it as a part of your future....Violet has backed me up on that one....do it for her. I love you.