Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Maybe you've noticed, or maybe you haven't, that I haven't been around lately. I have struggled whether or not to even talk about what's been going on because it's so personal but have come to the realization that if I don't than I wouldn't be being me, which is what this blog is really about.

When I first started this blog, I had envisioned it being about art, my creative process, crafty things, new adventures that my little illustrations and I were embarking on, and little tidbits here and there about my family. I knew I wanted it to be more about creative side and less personal. Along the way, the babies somehow crept in more than I ever thought they would. I should have known they would. I mean they consume essentially every minute of my waking day. =)

My littlest, Camden, has had issues from birth. Diagnosed with a severe milk protein allergy at 3 weeks old, 4 hospitalizations, and now being diagnosed with a gastric emptying delay and being put on a feeding tube, he has really been through it all. As a parent, I have wished every day that I could be him. That I could take it all the pain for him, and he could be healthy. No child should ever endure what he has. Through it all though, he has remained a trooper and such an inspiration.

So although I don't usually get to personal, I felt like I wanted to because as my little family starts down this whole road of feeding tubes, and whatever else comes with it, I felt like I should let you in to a little bit of what has been going on in my personal life and been preoccupying me. =)


  1. Poor little guy! I cannot even imagine how hard it must be for him (and for you and your family) to go through such a hard situation. The important thing is that he is a champ and that he has you by his side every single second. I am sure all the love you give him makes things easier for him. He is lucky to have you as his mom. Wishing him the best of luck overcoming whatever obstacles he finds ahead.
    Tons of love and positive energies your way!

  2. Oh no Jen! I wondered where you were, I'm sorry to hear you weren't off having fun. Your little man is so precious. I'm so sad to hear he is hurting. :(

  3. o jen, i'm so sorry! this made me tear up. i hope things start to turnaround for your sweet little peanut. i'll be thinking of you and your family. he at least looks like he's handling it all pretty well- still looks happy!

    lots of love, marie

  4. Aw that's no good! Your poor little guy. I hope things get better, sending your family lots of good thoughts.