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Day 31/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REST

Day 31 Rest, my precious child. Lay your head on my shoulder allow your breaths to slow and our heartbeats to align. Let me feel the warmth of your cheek against mine. Close your sleepy eyes and melt into me.

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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 26/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: CHANGE

Day 26 Change is seeing the tips of green trees turn gold and red wearing shorts and flip flops, only to open the door to a chill watching my pregnant belly grow rounder seeing our baby girl stagger around on … 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 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 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 10/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: LISTEN

Day 10 How many of us are guilty of blandly smiling and agreeing to someone speaking to us, when we have no idea what was just said?  I totally am, and I hate that I do it most often to … Continue reading

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Day 8/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: TRUTH

Day 8 What is truth?  It is irrefutable.  Some truths are self evident, that all men are created equal is probably the one that comes to mind most readily.  As humans, we all believe that what we believe is the … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: Enough

This week’s Five Minute Friday word is Enough. In our lives, we constantly battle with “Am I enough?”  As a single, I would wish that some boy would notice me or like me.  A few times, I was told by some … 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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