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michellevandehey. So excited for these!! Reposted from @dnamiracles -  We are just a few

So excited for these!! Reposted from @dnamiracles - We are just a few days away from the official release of our dna miracles flora melts, we could hardly contain ourselves. So, naturally itโ€™s giveaway time! โœจTHREEโœจlucky followers will win a box each of our NEW dna miracles flora melts. Simply enter by following us @dnamiracles and tag as many friends below. Want an EXTRA entry? Repost and tell us how excited you are about this new product. Giveaway ends March 22nd, 2019 and winners will be announced March 23, 2019. For US only. Good luck! . . #dnamiracles #flora #melt #floramelts #love #probiotics #happy #tummy #sweet #little #miracle #vitamin #fiber #3 #delivery #unique #happyplace #kids #childhood #parenthood #motherhood #vitamins #delicious #fruit #flavor #strong #dadlife #parents #magic #momlife

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Celebrating St. Patty's Day with my Irish man and Jen's Birthday with the birthday girl! #stpattysday

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michellevandehey. ๐Ÿฅง Pi Day success! 
Abigail and I made pie with a few health tweaks. ๏ฟฝ

๐Ÿฅง Pi Day success! Abigail and I made pie with a few health tweaks. ๐ŸฅฅCoconut oil instead of Crisco ๐ŸฏHoney instead of sugar ๐Ÿ’ชAdded Flax seed meal Homemade apple pie ala mode. #piday #familymeals

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michellevandehey. Meatless Monday was a success yesterday! We didn't get to eat as a fam

Meatless Monday was a success yesterday! We didn't get to eat as a family last night, but there was only half of this casserole left in the fridge when I got home. It's not vegetarian because it has cream of chicken soup in it, but I still call this a win for my family. We're going meat free on Monday's and Friday's during Lent. #meatlessmonday #longevitydiet

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michellevandehey. Something that happened when James came into our lives that was very e

Something that happened when James came into our lives that was very easy to see and feel was the amazing people in our lives that were willing to help us. This long story is a very small piece of that. One of the beautiful things that happened was a lifelong friend of mine that I rarely see offering to get donor breastmilk for James. It was something we were able to offer Abigail for almost 7 months and was important for me to be able to give James the same. My friend did everything from coordinating pick ups to delivering it to our freezer all while we were juggling a son in the NICU 100 miles away and a daughter at home. We are so grateful for that. Then at James' service this same friend drove over 4+ hours to hug us. I felt horrible for all the work she did and all of the moms who donated that our freezer full of breastmilk was going to go to waste. She must've known I was feeling that way because without me saying anything she said to me, "You don't owe anyone anything." Her saying that to me gave me such relief. It took that guilt away that I was feeling. Thankfully, because we had another friend who collected breastmilk for us as well from moms she knew, so we really had a big stash. Although the guilt had gone away I still felt like I really wanted to pay it forward and give this gift to another mom and baby. I never talked about it with anyone, only prayed about it. Then I decided to go to a grieving mom's holiday gathering in January. Thankfully I knew another mom that was there otherwise I probably wouldn't have gone. At this event donor milk got brought up and I still didn't say anything. Then I messaged my friend from the gathering and was able to give half to her and her baby. And just this last weekend I was able to give the rest to a family with a baby whose mom has cancer. It felt so good honoring James by helping other families. And wouldn't you know, we got a thank you from my friend that we gave to bank in January a week after we donated the last half. We are so grateful for the community of people around us. โค๐Ÿ™โค

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michellevandehey. Happy 5th Birthday Abigail!  Youi are sweet, beautiful, kind and compa

Happy 5th Birthday Abigail! Youi are sweet, beautiful, kind and compassionate. We've had a bit of a hard stretch lately, but I know it's making me be a better parent and will bring us closer. I love you girlfriend!

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michellevandehey. Meatless Monday has been a success the last two weeks! 
#meatlessmonda

Meatless Monday has been a success the last two weeks! #meatlessmonday

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michellevandehey. Kids have an amazing way of helping us, adults see things from a diffe

Kids have an amazing way of helping us, adults see things from a different perspective that is so beautiful. Jack drew this picture for me last Fall while I was feeding James and I've had it hanging for almost three months now alongside a picture Abigail drew. I loved it when he first gave it to me and cherished it when James died, now today ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— We've all spent a lot of time looking at it and enjoying it. In case you don't know it's a picture of me on the chair with James with my daycare kids and Abigail. Well, after today I will always see just a little bit more thanks to Jack(the artist). This original picture also has random drawings on the back and if you look close you can see them(like a basketball). I even said at one time that I wish he hadn't drawn on the back. I officially take that statement back today. Today Jack pointed to James and said, "Hey, look there's a rainbow!" I looked and didn't even see it right away because I was looking for a rainbow coming from a reflection or something. Then I looked closer. One of the random drawings Jack drew on the back was a ๐ŸŒˆ James would've been 7 months on Saturday so this was a nice little surprise today.

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michellevandehey. I'm celebrating the fact that we didn't have a snow day with coffee, c

I'm celebrating the fact that we didn't have a snow day with coffee, carrot cake and finishing my book this morning. I am learning that my sanity requires time without kids around. Happy Monday People!

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michellevandehey. I've never been a big Valentine's Day person. I'm not anti Valentine's

I've never been a big Valentine's Day person. I'm not anti Valentine's day, but also not excited about it. This year for some reason Abigail was super excited about it. She woke up early(which only happens on the weekends, never on a school day) and came in the bathroom to say, "Happy Valentine's Day Mommy!" Later, she got a stuffed owl with chocolates from daddy. The box of chocolates had a stuffed heart stuck to it. When Jarrod took the heart off she ran and stuck it on James' crib and said, "Happy Valentine's Day James!" I can definitely say this has been the best Valentine's Day ever. ๐Ÿ’—

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michellevandehey. This is so spot on. After the loss of a child there is NO moving on. E

This is so spot on. After the loss of a child there is NO moving on. EVER. We're remaking our life. When you have a child you start thinking about your family's future. Places you'll go, things you'll do. When you lose that child you have to remake your life. You have to start thinking about the places you'll go and the things you'll do without him/her even though you don't want to. We are remaking our lives. #bereavedmother

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"A lot of time you gotta go through the bad so God can give you the blessing." Fat Joe gets me every time. #MAWC2019

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michellevandehey. Date Night out for Jarrod's birthday and we were home before 8pm (even

Date Night out for Jarrod's birthday and we were home before 8pm (even with a 45 min drive home ๐Ÿ˜). Forgot to take a picture at @sugarriverpizza so we took a few at home. Keeping each other young! #datenight

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michellevandehey. Our Polar Vortex week 
1. Mickey Waffles after a rough morning. Hope m

Our Polar Vortex week 1. Mickey Waffles after a rough morning. Hope mug filled with coffee was a must! โ˜• 2. Abigail was cold so she put on a hat and mittens. She didn't think she needed anything else. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ 3. Daddy home 2 days in a row. Usually only happens a couple times a year so we made soft pretzels two ways. Delicious! ๐Ÿฅจ 4. Online Wellness presentation after rescheduling twice due to weather. ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ“ 5. Out to lunch to celebrate Jarrod and his mom's birthday. ๐ŸŽ‚ 5. a. Stopped at the grocery store and had to take a pic with the giant unicorn. ๐Ÿฆ„ #polarvortex #extrafamilytime #itwasfun #butidontneedtodoitagain ๐Ÿคฃ

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michellevandehey. Today started out horrible and I mean horrible.  Prayer, Surrender and

Today started out horrible and I mean horrible. Prayer, Surrender and Honesty got us through. This weekend there was a lot of talk surrounding HOPE, but not the Hallmark Hope. I used that to help guide me this morning. Now it's time for jammies and Mickey Waffles! And coffee for mommy! โ˜•๐Ÿฅž #snowday #jammieday #motherdaughter #hope

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michellevandehey. \"You don't have to do anything different after today. You get to.\" Tha

"You don't have to do anything different after today. You get to." Thank you for inviting me this weekend ladies. I enjoyed learning alongside you and getting to know you better. #wovenwithlove

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michellevandehey. Saw this little guy after dropping Abigail off at Grandma's house this

Saw this little guy after dropping Abigail off at Grandma's house this morning as I was leaving for my Adoptive Mom's retreat in Michigan. Means a little more today as I found out after that a special needs girl who was 7 months old is now in heaven too. ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’— #signsfromabove #winterrainbows

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michellevandehey. Today James would've been 6 months old. This is an extra special miles

Today James would've been 6 months old. This is an extra special milestone because this would've been when James' adoption could've been finalized. We feel very lucky that the vast majority of people we had to work with from hospital staff to clinic staff to funeral home all treated us like we were his family. Today marks the day it could've been official. We miss you James. You always were and always will be a big part of our family. Thank you God for sending us some afternoon sun. ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’™

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