I am Anna Packard. I married Chad Packard, over 15 years ago, in 2002.
Since that time we both completed graduate school, Chad with his JD and MBA and me with my PhD in clinical psychology. We welcomed our first child, Hailee Jean Packard into our family on June 1, 2009.
We bought our first home in Sandy, Utah in 2010. Chad loves his work at a venture capital firm in Salt Lake, and I worked for over a year as a therapist at an inpatient and residential facility for eating disorders in Orem.
In December 2011, we welcomed our second child, Charles Preston Packard into our family.
Life was going our way! And then everything flipped upside down when Charlie died of SIDS on April 10, 2012 at the age of 4 months.
Since that time we have pulled together as a family and sought to pick up the pieces of our broken hearts.
In the past six years we’ve continued to go through trials. We’ve gone through several miscarriages, an Ectopic pregnancy that nearly took my life, and a couple of career transitions. But we’ve been able to welcome two more children in our family and our arms. Camille Margaret Packard 7/9/13 and Liam Charles Packard 6/6/17.
We continue to seek healing together as a family; we cry; we embrace hope where we find it; we hug more; we wrestle with difficult questions; we support each other in our needs; we strive for greater faith, strength, and understanding in our relationship with God; we treasure moments of laughter; we create meaning; we remember…always remember; and most importantly, we try to embrace each day and live in the moment…because moments are all we have.