Hello, for those of you that don't know me, I am Cheryl Lawrence, a working mom to three wonderful children, Emily, Douglas, and Donnie--and an amazing, supportive husband, Seth. Our daughter Emily was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in February 2005. This was a life altering time for us and it began my journey of learning about and understanding cystic fibrosis so I could provide the best support and care for my sweet little Emily.
I was prompted to start this blog because (1) I have always loved to write to express myself and (2) I have been inspired by Nate's blog (www.cfhusband.blogspot.com) for a couple of months now(if you have never been there it is an incredible story-check it out!). I have so loved following his blog--how he has perserved Tricia and Gwyneth's story and made them real to me and thousands of others. I thought creating my own blog would be a wonderful opportunity to perserve Emily's story and life with CF. And so, I will begin her story in my next post with the hopes that one day she will want to continue it herself. Several of my next postings will be reflections, and in a way, therapy for me as I think back through the past three years when cystic fibrosis entered my life and the life of my family.