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2015

As I rocked her, a subtle glow illuminated an image that has settled deep into my soul. Never did I imagine it would serve as a compass for the journey we would all too soon embark. “The wolf shall also dwell with the lamb & the...

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Bare Branches

I placed the branches in the kitchen, just as I had done last year and the years before she died. The traditions started when they were babies are in some ways more important now than they were then. I dare say, this one may be...

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Hallowed Ground

He casts out and reels in- falling into the rhythm of the waves breaking on the rocks beside us. I settle in beside him and pull my knees up to my chin. We are content in the stillness and peace that hugs us tightly. It is...

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Angels Bowling

He hung over the arm of the chair watching the storm out the window. Out of nowhere he announced, “She is definitely bowling strikes.” I knew exactly what he meant. I had told them there was no need to be scared of thunder: the angels...

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Angel Wings

He said, “Mama look.” I looked up and caught my breath. There was a multitude of angel wings completely surrounding our car. In the midst of the swirl, I saw the two of them racing across the yard plucking every spent dandelion. They would hold...

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The Smile

I opened the door and saw him sitting there. Surrounded by kids but his expression says it all- he felt alone. He caught my eye and he smiled and I just stopped short. The brave smile- it’s the one intended to wipe the sadness from my eyes....

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Snow Angels

I’m not sure when I went from spending the first few seconds of my day expecting to hear her coming down the down the hall to cozy in for just a few more minutes to spending those first few seconds whispering a simple prayer for...

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Holding Tight

When we start out the door he instantly grabs my hand. There are days I am not sure who is holding on tighter. I hold on until the last possible moment and then I am forced to let his hand go so he can race...

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The Quiet

I finished putting out Christmas decorations and tucking the pine into the planters by the front door. I realized after two days I hadn’t even scratched the surface of Christmas decorating of the past. The pictures with Santa from their first to her last are...

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