Category Archives: Heartbreak




Maggie passed away last night and we’re all heartbroken

In November of 2008, Emmett was almost six months old and we were a dog-less family, not looking for a dog. In a completely random occurrence, Lizze stumbled across a picture of a dog with the most amazing smile. We weren’t looking for a dog because we had just recently… Read more »







It’s heartbreaking to see him like this

When you’re a parent to a child with fragile physical health, a degenerative condition and severe mental health issues, it seems like there’s no end to the heartache. Gavin is the child in our family who the above paragraph describes and it’s true, there’s no end to the heartache we… Read more »







That doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking

Unfortunately, I have some bad news to share. It’s in regards to Gavin and the progression of his cognitive decline. Sometimes it’s tough to discern when and where Gavin regresses. There are times when it’s painfully obvious that there’s been a change and other times it’s more subtle. This is… Read more »







What we experienced while putting our cat to sleep today

The boys left for my parents house about lunchtime today, and Lizze and I had a quiet afternoon. Neither one of us was looking forward to what 2:30 PM would require us to do. We’ve been dreading this day and the pain we knew it was going to inflict on… Read more »







One reason why this is so heartbreaking for me

The boys have left for my parents house and It feels like a countdown until we head to the vet. This is not how I envisioned spending my birthday. The reason I’m writing is because I wanted to share a letter Elliott wrote yesterday while at school. This is a… Read more »







We have some really sad news to share 

You may or may not know, I turn 39 years old on Thursday. Aside from this being the last year of my third decade life, there’s a something that’s going to make this day pretty awful.  On Thursday at 2:30 PM, we will be taking our Cleo to the vet… Read more »







Heartbreaking: Emmett had a really rough night

I didn’t write much yesterday because it was a rather trying day. Whenever I don’t publish at least three or four posts a day, it’s a safe bet that things aren’t going so well. Yesterday was full of challenges related to Emmett’s fever disorder. He was in a horrible mood… Read more »