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Kari Caldwell

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In loss it is all the "firsts" that are the worst, and that is what is happening for us these days. Today is Dan's first day back to school, and the day has been harder than I imagined. I was invited to go have breakfast at a friend's house with some other ...

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July 17, 2014
I woke up about 5 a.m. that day, which is quite unusual for me. Actually, I am not sure that I really ever truly went to sleep the night before, because I was dreading July 17th for so many reasons. It is quite odd for me not to sleep like a depressed teena...

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Welcome Little One
The Lord is faithful! We happily introduce our son to the world. William Daniel Caldwell  July 25, 2014 7 pounds 4 ounces 20 inches long 8:09 p.m. A complete joy. As we began our journey of delivery, it was a little chaotic and unconventional, but who reall...

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Most of the time my learning comes through a series of progression, and I am sure that I tend to learn a lot slower for that reason. Here's the verdict people, I think we are too hard on ourselves and we expect perfection too easily. Through a year now of w...

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A New Family Tradition
Yesterday, my sweet momma came to spend some time with me so that I would not be alone all day on Mary Anna's birthday. She came with 14 pinks balloons in hand, since our sweet girl's birthday is on the 14th and some pretty petite pink roses. Her suggestion...

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Happy Birthday Mary Anna!
July 14, 2013 | 4:28 p.m. | 2 lbs. 10 oz. My Mary Anna, Happy Birthday my sweet precious angel! I am so proud of you. You are my greatest accomplishment. Your daddy and I celebrate you today. Your life is worth celebrating. We miss you so much. I laid in be...

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Dan, my husband, wears one of his favorite t-shirts often that says on the back, "scars are tattoos with better stories." He loves this shirt, because he has some large scars on his left leg from a boating accident that happened almost 9 years ago. These sc...

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I feel like a common question at this point is to ask if we are ready for little W. Yes and No. I am feeling very big, and beginning to have that slight waddle that you get towards the end of a pregnancy, and it is quite attractive for sure. 34 weeks I slee...

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Hope in Pain
As my heart began to prepare shortly after Mary Anna's birth to let her go, I remember feeling a wave of peace knowing in full confidence that she would be going to heaven, and that I would indeed see her again. Like that quoted movie line from John Q , the...

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As a child/ teenager, my family would spend a lot of time at our lake place. I was a dare devil and loved nothing more than getting someone new on the back of our jet ski and throwing them off by doing a 360. The best was when they weren't expecting it and ...
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