About: Tanner's Momma

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Everything for a reason?

So I was having this discussion with my husband on a trip to go skiing last weekend… that constant question that always comes up – why my kid?  Why did he have to die?  Why couldn’t it have been that he beat it? I still believe in the whole “everything for a reason” saying.  I […]


A New Year Without You

Happy New Year! Everyone I come across wishes this to us, and I say it back, politely.  I’m not sure how I feel, honestly.  Every year that passes is one year further away from when I last held Tanner in my arms.  Another year passes that he wasn’t a part of, and he won’t be […]


All I Want for Christmas… Is YOU.

So, it’s one week until Christmas.  Like I mentioned in my earlier post, Andrew and I are trying our hardest and best to give Chase the greatest Christmas ever.  We have been decorated, finished shopping, wrapped and ready for weeks now.  We took Chase to see Santa more than a few times (and he will […]


My Wish

“but more than anything, more than anything… My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to.   Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, you never need to carry more than you can hold… and while you’re out there going where you’re getting to, I hope you know […]


A Time for Recovery

Up here in the Northeast we were brutally hit by hurricane Sandy.  Our own home was fortunately not damaged, however we, like many others, were without power for 2 weeks.  I learned over that time, that I would not be good at camping.  I don’t consider myself high maintenance, but I need to be able […]


Gonna Get There Someday…

 “Glad I told you all I meant to, while I had the chance.  Cause every moment I had with you made me who I am.” ~Dierks Bentley, Gonna Get There Someday. Something I say very very often is “I’d rather have had 3 ½ years with Tanner, than none at all”.  Not every mom-cologist feels that […]



Welcome to Love, Lexie…

Hello there, and welcome to The Lexiebean Foundation’s blog “Love, Lexie”.  We are starting this blog to raise more awareness for pediatric cancer, to advocate for our children and their families battling this horrible disease, and to spread the word about all the wonderful things The Lexiebean Foundation does to help children with cancer and their […]