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April 27, 2016

April 25, 2012 - The day life fell apart for our family and the day this picture of Wayland was taken. We knew it was bad, but didn't know how bad until that afternoon at Riley Children's hospital. You have all heard our story before - DIPG was the diagnosis. An incura...

March 5, 2016


"For a long time there were only your footprints & laughter in our dreams & even from such small things, we knew we could not wait to love you forever." - Brian Andreas

It is amazing (or crazy) how life turns out , isn't it? 8 years ago Wayland's little life was g...

October 29, 2015



After Wayland passed, I was given a leather band with a "story" on it. I adore it. It was made by the Story People. The creator of this company has composed many different "stories," or short, meaningful statements that reflect the human experience. If you go to thei...

September 17, 2015


We are connected, my child and I, by an invisible cord not seen by the eye. It's not like the cord that connected us 'till birth, this cord can't be seen by anyone on earth. This cord does its work, right from the start, it bonds us together, attached at the heart. I...

August 11, 2015

"Dear Wayland,

Today takes me back to the excruciating emptiness I felt on this day two years ago.  You had been gone for 24 hours and didn't know how I would be able to go on and live without you. Here we are...


My anxiety built up so much leading to this day.  Mi...

February 27, 2015

The Superhero


(For Ben and Amber)


It's rare to see a superhero,

But when you do, you know

Not because of a cape or a costume,

But because it's hard to let go.


He brightens your day,

And he makes you smile

His jokes and laughter come in a wide array,

And each one you could ke...

October 23, 2014

Dear Wayland,

I can't believe that tomorrow is going to be our second birthday without you.  This used to be such a happy time for me, our birthdays and then Halloween, change of seasons, and pumpkin patches.  Now it just feels empty without you here.  I've cried a lot...

October 9, 2014


Childhood Cancer Awareness month has come and gone and now its October and you didn't really hear from me last month.  All I can say is that our lives changed a lot last month and I could/can barely keep up. (Some of you may laugh or scoff at me, because I know there...

August 7, 2014

As parents who have lost a child that was treated at Riley Hospital, we were included in their bereavement program.  As well as many other things, we were sent poems and other articles on grief to help us cope and make sense of our situation.  I rarely read what was of...

July 19, 2014

What are you doing today, July 19, 2014?  For most people it will just be a normal Saturday.  But for the Romines, they are remembering that one year ago they said good-bye to their 4 year old daughter, Henley Hazel.  Henley passed away from a disease called, Neuroblas...

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