What do you need to know about me? I am a Waukesha native. I’m raising my boys in the same neighborhood I grew up in. Most days I survive on coffee and diet coke. But most of all … I’m just messy me. My life has continued to unravel and unfold, then knit itself into something amazingly beautiful.

Let’s start with what’s most important.

I am a mama to four boys.

My oldest is 13 and my littles are 9.

My littles are triplets.

Their brother, Owen, passed away when they were infants. But I carried three babies. I gave birth to three babies. I am a mom to triplets. Always.

Something else you should know about me …

If we meet randomly, I’ll let you I have four sons – a 13 year old and triplet nine year olds. We’ll laugh and joke about what a crazy ride it is to raise all my boys. You’ll never know that Owen died. I’ll take advantage of the fact that we will most likely never cross paths again and I’ll pretend to live the life that God intended me to live.

The next thing you need to know about me is that I love easily and fully. I’m deeply in love with my man, Gary, and I love my family to no end. I live within walking distance of my mom and my sister. My little brother is only a phone call away in MN. If I call you friend, you are already in my family love circle.

If you follow along with me we’ll get to know each other better over time. The best way to get to know one another is to spend some time together. I’d love to get to know more about you!


  1. So fun to look at your registries. You have everything getting in order. When is the shower? Are you going to put all the boys in one crib? I only see one on the registry 🙂 I love looking at your blog! Hope all is well – miss your smile.

    • The Bissing shower is in two weeks. I think my mom is going to have a shower when the babies are home. It’ll be a meet and greet and then a chance to get the things we didn’t know we needed.

      I hope AZ is treating you well! Looks like you and the family are having a great time from what you post on facebook!

  2. Hello,

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  3. What a fun journey it has been to watch all of your boys grow! Happy Mother’s day!! Love you (but not as much as I love your sister)

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  6. i just found out about you and your beautiful family via the “2011 parents best” nominations. your story and strength are simultaneously heart-breaking and heart-warming. i wish you all peace and love.

    with warmest regards,
    elizabeth behan

  7. I also just found your blog through the Parents awards. I am the proud aunt to triplet boys (3 yrs old) and my heart goes out to you and your family for all your strength through your journey. I am the mother of a 5 month old baby girl and a strong believer in the Lord. I will send a prayer your way. <3

  8. My wife and I are expecting a baby and my wife is a bit apprehensive when it comes to checking in/linking into blogs, therefore I want to set her up- we are due in January
    Please contact me at my email dcmisrael@aol.com so I can set her up to be able to read your blog and receive email updates.

  9. I ALSO just found your blog through the Parents awards!! I’m so sorry for the loss of your little one! My little girl was born just 4 days after you lost little Owen. I love that you donated and gave life to other hopeful babies! From now on, I will always think of Owen when I wear orange! Your family is beautiful!

  10. You are an inspiration. I’m glad I stumbled on your blog. I might have to add a quotables page to mine! I’m always finding, and then losing, wonderful quotes.

  11. My heart aches for your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I would love to speak with you sometime. You see, I just found your site as I was googling places named Owen to visit for a vacation. I was doing this because we lost our little baby boy named Owen on October 29,2011. We have also started a foundation in his memory called Honoring Angels Like Owen (H.A.L.O.). And coincidentally, we also use orange to represent our little Owen. We do this because his little stuffed monkey had an orange ribbon around its neck. That little monkey never left his side. We even burried him with a duplicate one (We wanted to keep the original). I would love to hear from you. I don’t believe finding this site is an accident. We have experienced so many “God things” since our loss. God has brought so many wonderful people into our lives who have helped us on our journey. I also have a blog that I just started last week. It is http://turntojoy.blogspot.com/ if you would like to read about our Little “O”. Feel free to contact me or call. My number is 334-328-1202. The website is honoringangelslikeowen.org. May God bless your family continually!
    Wendy Blakley

  12. I have been reading your blog for the past year. I think your story really touched my heart. I also feel energized by your strong faith. I am now the mother of 3 sons. My 3rd son was born in Dec. 2012 and we named him Owen. I loved the strong name and I feel a little connection to your little angel Owen. May God always bless your family. You are a role model mother for me:)

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