Category Archives: family


Over Memorial Weekend, I remember my grandfather.  He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force.  It has been just over 11 years since my beloved Poppy suddenly left this earth after silently battling colon cancer and a broken … Continue reading

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Real life on purpose

A few months ago I started becoming less than content with my life.  It starts with scrolling frenetically through Facebook, reading everyone’s posts about great vacations they’re on, new babies, new relationships, who’s selling what, down to angry political rants and … Continue reading

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Marriage and Declarations of Independence

Just over two years ago, I said “Yes” to my husband Mike as he was down on one knee at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Golden, Colorado.   At that time, Mike was finishing his fourth year fellowship in Minneapolis, I … Continue reading

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Tiny worries

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, life as I knew it changed.  The night before, I had woken up in the middle of the night so nauseous that I had to throw up even though I didn’t feel remotely sick.  Mike, … Continue reading

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Solitude and wedding cake

Since the beginning of October, I’ve had a slew of visits with friends and family and flew to California with my parents to visit my grandfather.  After returning from California, I was looking forward to be coming home to the … Continue reading

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Superman, Pirates, and puzzles

It has been exactly two years since my brother-in-law Ronny, a Captain in the Special Forces unit of the Army lost his life to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on August 2, 2009.   The last time I saw him … Continue reading

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