Category Archives: family

Desperately Seeking Love

I spent most of my life as a single, having now only been married for three years.  In high school, I wondered what made other girls who always had a boyfriend different from me.  Even into my twenties and early … Continue reading

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Missing My Uncle Mark

The end of September in 2004 was the last time I saw my uncle Mark.  He and my parents had driven up to Baltimore to help move me out of the condo I was living, since I was moving back … Continue reading

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Day 23/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: WORK

Day 23 Relationships take work.  They don’t just all of a sudden happen and POOF, you have a new best friend, or love to spend time with your sister, or have a great marriage.  People need to be loved actively, … Continue reading

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Day 21/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: GIVE

Day 21 There are some days as a mom and wife when I feel like all I’ve done is give.  Each step of life prepares you for the next.  Going from being single to married requires death to self.  Decisions … Continue reading

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Day 17 & 18/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: GROW & SHARE

Day 17 Day 18 Three years ago, I promised to share my life with you no matter the circumstances through joy and pain. We had no idea the magnitude of our vows until they were tested. I had no constructive … Continue reading

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Day 19/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: BRAVE

Day 19 I used to be brave.  I used to snowboard and hike mountain peaks and enjoy rollercoasters.  And then I became a mother.  The most exhilarating activities I enjoyed seem freaking insane to me right now.  This week, my … Continue reading

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Day 15/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REMAIN

Day 15 A few days ago, I bought my daughter her first pair of walking shoes.  They’re a silver Mary-Jane style with a velcro strap across the foot and a really soft, flexible, and grippy sole.  She isn’t walking yet, … Continue reading

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Day 14/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: TRY

Day 14 “Do or do not.  There is no try.”  -Yoda I didn’t get to the laundry today.  I’ll try to get to it tomorrow. I didn’t make cookies today.  I’ll try to make them tomorrow. I forgot to get … Continue reading

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Day 11/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REMEMBER

Day 11 It is my Gramma Betty’s 94th birthday today.  In my mind, she still has jet black curly hair and greeted us grandkids at the top of her stairs by letting us jump into her arms as she caught … Continue reading

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Day 7/31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes 2017: HOLD

Day 7 I, ____, take you, ____, to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. … Continue reading

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