The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Thursday, April 19, 2012

CDH Awareness....

Today is the International Day of CDH Awareness. I updated Tyler's CDH video last night. Please watch it and share it. Awareness is the key to research and finding a cause and cure. Thanks for your time!!!

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia has effected our lives FOREVER. I pray that no one else has to see their baby in the condition we did. We are grateful that Tyler is a survivor. HALF of the babies diagnosed with CDH don't live. THAT'S TOO MANY. This birth defect is a huge part of our life. It will never go away for Tyler. He will ALWAYS live in fear that his diaphragm could re-herniate at anytime, causing respiratory failure and possibly death. Please help us raise awareness today!!!! THANK YOU!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012


Every Sunday we go to Randy's parent's house for dinner. It gives us the opportunity to be with Randy's family and the kids get to play with "the cousins"!!! That's an extreme highlight for our kids. We don't hardly ever miss a Sunday.

At the beginning of the year, they announced in Young Women's at church that there would be a special stake youth choir that would be singing at our stake conference on Easter Sunday. They would be practicing every Sunday at 6:15pm. Maddison LOVES to sing and is really good at it. I knew she would want to do it, but I also realized that she would have to sacrifice her Sunday cousin time. This decision was not going to be easy for her.

She talked to me about her dilemma and asked for advice. I told her that I thought that if she sang in the choir and made sacrifices to use her talents that Heavenly Father would bless her in return. I whole heartedly believe that. I told her that we would support her no matter what. That we would do our best to make cousin time for her so she wasn't so left out.

So, she decided to go ahead and participate in the choir. She made every practice. She was there on time and in her Sunday clothes and beautiful every time. She did her best and worked hard. We did some things with the cousins during the week and in the middle went to Disneyland with them all for a week, so that got her fix in for a bit.

Easter Sunday came and it was the big moment!!! She looked gorgeous and she was excited to share with us what she had spent so much time on. They were WONDERFUL!!!! We are so proud of her and her confidence was lifted up!!! It was perfect!!!

So, I guess it was worth the sacrifices, at least I hope so!!! Sis. Hulme is helping Maddison get ready to lead the music in Sacrament meeting on Sunday. What a privilege for Maddison!!!! She's getting so big and I'm so happy for her. She's an amazing daughter. I am truly blessed!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


So, I've been dealing with a pretty fair amount of postpartum depression here lately. I will be back on track soon and blogging about everything you want to say and don't have the guts to ;) See ya soon!!!