The life and times of a liver transplant family.
I’m the mom to Natalie.
Natalie had a liver transplant in 2005, receiving a portion of my liver. She was born with Biliary Atresia.
I gave Natalie a part of my liver, she gave me her heart.
We are good at sharing.
This website is a collection of medical updates and letters to my daughter.
This is her story…

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  • It’s my job to make the small things be what they really are, big things.

    "It’s my job to make the small things be what they really are, big things."

    Her statement, it came completely out of the blue.


    “What did you say, Natalie?” I asked as we were riding in the car home from our Easter festivities. We were sitting in the dark, in relative silence, listening to the radio.

    “Mom, I think that it’s part of the reason that I’m here. To help you see that the small things are really big things. I mean, you and I, we almost died, mom. But dad, he had it the worst. He had to have been so worried about us both.” 


    Jason and I looked at each other. “Where did that come from?” He mouthed to me.

    “I have no idea.” I mouthed back.

    And then we laughed, a glorious, freeing laugh.  The kind where either laughing or crying with joy seems appropriate.


    And then we listened as Natalie told us about how God sometimes makes you pay attention to the small things that really matter. And how sometimes the things that you think are the big things, aren’t so important.  Because sometimes God wants you to pay attention to something else.

    Posted Apr 23, 2014, 6:14 AM by Becca K.
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