I want to say Happy Halloween. But “happy” doesn’t exactly express what this day feels like. I’m really trying to exude happiness for our other kids – it’s not the easiest. I dove into work today to help distract me, but it’s been extremely difficult to focus. While I was productive, it wasn’t for very […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
So today, while driving back from taking the GMAT exam in Charlotte I made a quick stop at Levines to send a card and care package to a new heart family who’s baby just had surgery. When I read her story on Facebook I had mentioned she could read Morgan’s story but I realize that […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
It’s been 18 days. 18 days since Morgan’s little heart stopped. I miss her every second of every day. I think of her all the time. Sometimes I’m sad, other times I’m thinking of the amazing things she is inspiring through the 335 Heart Foundation and that makes me excited. But then I feel guilty about […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
A few weeks ago – just after Morgan passed – one of our friends from Camp LUCK mentioned another heart baby, just a few months older than Morgan – passed away less than a month before Morgan did. The family was at the Baby LUCK event we went to and Jeff had even taken a photo of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
Jeff and I are so excited things are coming together quickly for the 335 Heart Foundation! We have been blessed with a group of amazing people who are not only personally touched by Congenital Heart Disease, but who offer great experience to help form and make this foundation a success. It is […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
Sunday was a great day to continue to celebrate. In front of our family and friends Jeff and I were baptized! The experience with Morgan, as I’ve said many times before, has solidified our faith. While we aren’t perfect (who is?) we are ready to make the commitment to our faith and lead our children […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
My husband, Jeff, did a beautiful job creating a tribute to Morgan via the slideshow below. Whenever I need to remember her or just have a good cry I pull this up. She was so beautiful. I love her SO SO much…. **PLEASE NOTE: The video has been blocked by YouTube because we used copyrighted […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
I guess it isn’t exactly a Eulogy, per-se. Morgan had such a short life. But what I spoke about on Saturday was a testament to Morgan’s life. So I will call it a Eulogy. Below is what I said at the service for our sweet angel. I wanted to share with you all because it […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
I’m exhausted… Emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted. Jeff is too. The process of dealing with grief and coordinating your child’s service is like running a marathon. I’ve lost 12 lbs in 10 days. Jeff has lost 15. I can’t eat. I’ve been sleeping between 4-5 hours each night. Whoever coined the analogy “roller coaster ride” […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
Morgan Avery Smith lived a brief but exceptional life. Three days shy of her three month birthday she passed away from sudden cardiac failure, a complication of her congenital heart disease. Her passing came unexpected, as she underwent open heart surgery at four days old and had […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Did you find one of Morgan’s Balloon Cards? Post a comment below letting us know where you found it (city/state) and how you found it!Continue Reading... Comments Off
The last few days have been sort of a blur… so many things, so much to do, so many people… it has been incredible. I’ve stayed up until 2am – sometimes 3am – every night since Saturday… and it’s Wednesday. I can’t believe it’s Wednesday… People are flying in today – Misty, a friend since middle […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
At Sunday’s service we had met with pastor Larry Paulk at the Cove Church as well as Mike and Cindy Madding to discuss Morgan and talk about the service a little bit. During this, Jeff had mentioned that we thought it was odd Morgan’s birth certificate read time of birth was at 3:35 am and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
Today Morgan would have been 3 months old. She has been gone 4 days. 4 days of not seeing her smile, changing her diaper, giving her baths, snuggling together on the couch at night… 4 days. There are going to be a lot more of these days… The past two days have been sort of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
It’s harder today. The shock is wearing off and I’m left with raw emotion. The little things that make it worse, but are also sweet reminders of her, are littered across our home. Everywhere I look there is evidence of her. From the rocker in my office where she would nap, to the bottles (still) […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
At 2am this morning Morgan woke up crying, like she has done so many nights before. I tried to calm her by laying in bed with her but she was acting hungry. I got up and took her downstairs to get her fed and a diaper like I normally do. She was fussing, making the […]Continue Reading... 14 Comments.