Category Archives: Personal

smoke, dust + cinders

  I read something the other day I want to share with you all: “Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just […]

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Protected: 4 years ago tomorrow.

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the good life

Yesterday I laid low and felt sorry for myself until it was time to get the kids from school. Every year on Feb. 5th, I’ve done something with them – never telling them why they got a new toy (mommy guilt) or why they got to pick out where we ate for dinner (always secretly […]

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there and back again

My entry today, 3 years ago can be found here. And the day he passed away, which is tomorrow, can be found here. Reading about Caeden saying good bye (5 years old) sends me over the edge. There is this great quote that I have held onto for years: “…and I can’t be running back […]

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{ secrets }

It’s Cade’s turn with the stomach bug. It was his turn all night, in fact. So he’s home with me today while Claire is at school. And since he is busy laying on the sofa and asking me to turn on the AC (it is 30 degrees outside and maybe 70 inside) as he is […]

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