Author:Jenny.Hubbard

Truth and Wisdom

We would sit, my grandmother and I, for hours. She would tuck my brave one in her chest, holding him so tightly, I was sure it was her heartbeat that lulled him to sleep. And I, I would sit with my legs tucked under me,...

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On that Morning

Heaven offered a protective blanket as my brave one set off to that distant place where his soul is settled.  He sets off not knowing my gaze does not veer until he disappears from sight and even then it lingers for a few minutes longer...

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Humpty Dumpty

The singsong nursery rhymes I learned when I was a little one are the very ones I taught my babies sitting on the kitchen floor, back up against the cabinets, when they would crawl into my lap and flop their heads on my heart.  My...

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The Brightest Star

The twinkling lights that traced roof tops and defined the trees splayed across yards have long been dimmed and  replaced with wispy curls of smoke floating from chimneys.  Mother Nature has folded into herself and is not fooled by the chance day that may prove...

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The Summit

I turn the bend and settle into a stride as I approach the hill.  All too often it is right at this bend that one of her favorites queues up and Taylor Swift is telling me I belong to her or Carly Rae Jepson is...

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Wishes

Yellow turned red and they came to a halt beside me. I sat at the light and their smiles mesmerized me, round bright faces barely clearing the bottom sash. They huddled in, noses touching glass, eyes full of wonder and awe. The yellow chariot was...

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If we are really honest

The energy seemed to reverberate just above the surface, close enough that it could be cast away with a swat of a hand but far enough away that it taunted. I could feel the energy but could not name it. And then it happened; the...

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In this moment

There is a time in the morning when the commotion of seeing my brave one off is a distant memory and the dishwasher whirs and the dogs circle and sigh as they flop onto a sun-streaked floor. It is when the sun hits the exact...

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Frozen

My brave one’s awe and amazement was just the prelude to the magnitude of what I was about to encounter and a lesson of which my heart is still discerning. He beckoned to me with urgency to emerge from the comfortable warmth of the car....

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