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Mitten Moments

The mittens which had been nestled safely among our cold weather gear- tucked securely between my climate beaten hat and gloves and his rogue glove that lost it’s match two sizes ago- tumbled to the ground. They were the mittens that kept her tiny hands...

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Time

With a blink- summer’s long lingering days: toes buried under mounds of sand and the warmth of the sun’s setting rays seems a lifetime away. The leaves- the leaves have begun their gentle descent to the earth and the night air- the night air has...

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Fleeting Moments

She sat beside me chatting; every so often mispronouncing a word as she told me an elaborate story about really nothing at all. For her, the story was everything because in her world, getting a ribbon is everything. I chuckled at her thought process. She...

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Training Wheels

After she died we weren’t really sure what to do with it so we hung beside his- like we had always done. Sometimes it is just best to keep doing what you know while you figure out what you don’t. So winter after winter we...

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The Dusty Road

The time and space it takes to walk the dusty road is exactly what my heart requires- there is just something about it that speaks to my soul. It is in this trek that I sometimes consider what would have been and of what would...

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Seemingly Small

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Season-by-Season

There is a place where, after the rush of the morning’s routine, the sun settles high in the sky and it’s rays reach down, inviting me to come and sit. Day-by-day, month-by-month, year-by-year, each morning I have sat in this place and have soaked in...

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With Every Fiber of my Being

After she died, Valentine’s Day landed a paralyzing blow. I couldn’t even stomach hanging her lollipop wreath or putting out the tower of hearts that sat on her dessert table. With every fiber of my being, I wanted to- I just could not. I could...

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The Normal Order

I had never noticed it and yet it has always been this way- I guess I had never stopped long enough to notice. Or maybe it is just that my eyes were fixed in a different direction. Or maybe it is just that I had...

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The “Then”

I lingered over the words- reading, rereading- wrestling with how this could possibly make sense and yet it did. The two simple words used to describe our life could be blended, speak truth and give meaning beyond the solitary day that changed it. These words...

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