Adventure Wednesday

As we walked down to the bus stop Freddy said - “It feels like the first day of school.” As the bus pulled away, my stomach dropped and my heart broke. I thought for the second time since December 14th- she should be on that...

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Birthday Balloons

It was the celebration we always began thinking about in May. She would always tell us she wanted an animal party…. all the animals. After days of debating ways it could be an “all the animals’ animal party,” she would settle on something manageable- a...

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Bottle Money

It just sat there, in the car console. My mind could not get beyond the few dollars that sat there. I could not tuck those few dollars into my wallet and continue on my day. That was the recycling money—the money that the kids would...

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Purple Pansies

We cleared the greens from Catherine’s grave and planted purple pansies in the planter that would take their place. She should have had a new dress with a big bow; she should have been tucking the small bunny into the shiny pink purse while she...

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Robins

As we drove into town Freddy spotted the first robin of spring. I looked out the window and didn’t see what he saw. I saw Catherine mesmerized by the flock of robins that took over our front yard each spring. She would come home from...

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