Well it’s been a month since I had the D & C for the 


 that we had of our third precious child. Emotionally I have had my ups and down when thinking about it, but I do have peace that God has a purpose for the pain. 

The day after the D & C, we traveled to visit my brother and his family in Tennessee.  He relocated to TN in 2002 and fell in love with a southern belle and now calls the south his home with his wife and son.  My mother is originally from Tennessee and it was so great to see many of our family members during our stay!

We were able to kick off the vacation with an event called, Country Music Lends Down a Hand, with proceeds going to the Down Syndrome Association of West Tennessee.  There were a few artists from Nashville and the local area.  My sister-in-law was a part of the planning committee and it was such a fun night out celebrating those with an extra special chromosome! Our time with my brother and family was wonderful, filled with relaxation, great conversations, and fun toys to ride around the land they live on. Luke even got to help feed their new baby goat!