When I was pregnant with each of my kiddos, I was always very cautious. Sometimes even to the point that I may have become a little neurotic worrying about the “what ifs”. Unfortunetly one of the worst “what ifs” came true for a friend of mine while I was still pregnant with my little princess. My friend woke up to check on her baby who was just a couple of weeks old and found him not breathing. Not only did my heart break because she was a friend, I was also terribly hormonal and pregnant. I began researching everything I could on SIDS and came across Kellie Saats’ blog Another Day Stronger. Kellie has got a lot of great SIDS information on her blog but it’s for all the wrong reasons. Her little angel passed away from SIDS and she’s taken on the mission of helping to educate other parents and caregivers about steps they can take to make other children safe to hopefully save them from what her family went through. Since the day I found her blog, I’ve followed her along her journey. The bravery and courage Kellie shows every day is something I will never understand since I have never been in her position. The Saats family is in my prayers often and though I’ve never met her personally, she seems like a super fun girlfriend to just have over for a play date so we can chat while the kids play. No I’m not that insensitive, thankfully they welcomed sweet little Jackson into the world recently! I’ve laughed and cried reading through Kellie’s blog posts and love seeing how Jackson’s progressing since he’s just a bit younger than Carolina. One thing Kellie’s blog has helped me to learn is to cherish every single second you have every single day. I doubt she knows it but she’s helped make me a better mommy to my babies. The other day the princess did nothing but scream for a solid hour after I picked her up from daycare. Before even getting upset, I thought about the parents who would give anything to hear their child scream one more time. Those brief moments help me to refocus and to be thankful for the many blessings we have each and every day. Not gonna lie, I usually wind up tearing up if not crying when I stop by her blog (heck I’m crying as I type this!). She’s been on such a journey and has put it out there for everyone to see and learn from. For that I’m so thankful because I have learned from it. It’s not all tear jerkers – trust me! Her updates on Jackson are so sweet and she loves getting positive advice from other mommies. Take a few minutes to stop by and check her blog out. It will be worth it, I promise!