Friday, August 1, 2014

The End of an Era

It's hard to believe that it's been five years since we started Collin the Champ. In the beginning, I thought the blog would be a solution to a problem: how to keep people updated on the goings-on of Collin without spamming too many inboxes. But from the first entry, I realized it was also going to be a place for processing the uncharted reality of our new lives.

Now, though we are still defining our 'normal' as we go, we feel like Collin has outgrown Collin the Champ. He has become so stable medically and his life is about much more than doctor and therapy appointments. We're doing less updating and more living these days, which is a very good thing.

So, starting next week, Collin the Champ's blog will be retiring.

There are no words to express the value of the love and support we have received from those of you who have followed Collin's struggles and victories these past five years. It's been a surprising and priceless gift.

Thank you so very much for walking this road with us.

Yes, folks. That's a mohawk.
He's peeking at you to see if you like it.
Some sidewalk chalk art a la Heather and Collin.
It's a portrait of our family thanking you.


  1. It's been a joy to read. You have taught me so much. Praying for your new chapter!

  2. I feel ever so lucky that blogging brought you and sweet Collin into my life. He will always be Collin the champ to me. :) Sending best wishes and hugs to you all!

  3. You and Kyle are such great parents. I pray you would be blessed in all you do.

  4. So thankful you've let us in for these 5 years and so thankful for the life you all have ahead! Thank you, Annie, for your candor. You've been such an encouragement to me!

  5. I will miss Collin pictures and updates but mostly am thankful that he is so stable that you don't need to give many updates. Love you!