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Nowhere to Call Home

Last night our Princess was really feeling bad as bedtime came and went. We cuddled on the couch and watched TV. As she grew sleepy I tucked her in on the couch and moved over to the loveseat and pulled a blanket over me. I drifted off myself. During the next hour I dreamed some… Continue reading Nowhere to Call Home

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the gift of cuddles

This post is brought to you by my sick children. Whatever respiratory thing that has gotten hold of so many of our family and friends is putting a working on us.  Two down.  Three holding their own.  So far. So tonight will be short and sweet.  (You're welcome, Bubba.) Mostly because our Princess asked me to… Continue reading the gift of cuddles

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transformation

Last night as the house settled into its quiet slumber, and I was the only one stirring, I went to the front door and peered out.  There had been a light dusting of snow.  No big flakes.  In fact, the snow had come down as tiny little specks that floated and hovered like fruit flies in… Continue reading transformation

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In the Quiet of the Waiting

Have you ever been to a sporting event? High school football game? Little League baseball game?  It's a bit rowdy and full of excitement and noise, right? Even when sitting in a theater and waiting for a play to start or waiting in your pew for a church service to start, there's a rustling and… Continue reading In the Quiet of the Waiting

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BYOD…..do what?

We are headed into unchartered waters, and I'm not gonna lie.  I'm more than a little worried. Recently I found out about a plan that has been integrated into the local school system.  BYOD.  Bring Your Own Device.  That means iPads, smartphones, laptops, e-readers, tablets--bring them all.  They are planning to incorporate these devices into all… Continue reading BYOD…..do what?

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Waiting for Another Day

There's all of these thoughts that run through my head when Life gets real like it has today. "This too shall pass." "It's not the end of the world." "Keep on keeping on." "Papa killed can't."  (They really told us that growing up.) "If this is the worst that ever happens....." And the clincher, that Mama… Continue reading Waiting for Another Day

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Chocolate. And Love. And Chocolate.

My Awesome Cousin has a shirt that I first saw over six years ago.  Her Mama made it for her I think.  It says, "Save our planet: It's the only one with chocolate." I remember thinking that was brilliant.  I even embroidered that quote on a tote bag to share at our family reunion that… Continue reading Chocolate. And Love. And Chocolate.

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What Else Are You Gonna Do?

As I sat there tonight across from my dear Heartfriend from years past, I looked at her beautiful face that hasn't changed one bit in the twenty-three years since we spent almost every day together.  The kindness, the wit, the heart--all still there.  But there was something else.  In her smile. There was peace. We… Continue reading What Else Are You Gonna Do?

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Scars and Second Chances

I find the most amazing life-changing thoughts and wisdom in some of the craziest places. Remember when I told you about finding Henry Van Dyke (prolific author, clergyman, and educator) through watching a Christmas episode of Ally McBeal?  I started watching the series all over again on Netflix when Mama was in the hospital in… Continue reading Scars and Second Chances

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Just Because You Can

Today's bit of Wednesday wisdom is something my parents told me many times over the years.  This is brought to you by the headache I've been fighting for a few days.  These words have echoed in my head all day long.  (Perhaps contributing to the headache?) We often tell our children and ourselves that we should do something… Continue reading Just Because You Can