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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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Five Minute Friday: NEED

About ten years ago, I dated a boy who told me right off the bat he was codependent.  I had no idea what that meant initially, even as he explained that he “needed to feel needed.”  Our relationship came to … Continue reading

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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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Day 28/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: CONNECT

Day 28 I’m transported back in time to my one bedroom row house in Baltimore.  I’m sitting on my Ikea sofa, freshly gleaned of any loose change so I could buy gas.  I was so lonely, desperate to connect with … 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 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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