This is Nine

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This little light of mine…she’s celebrating nine! My¬†sweet baby O No matter where life takes you & how you grow, you’ll always be my sweet baby O. You’re so truly you it’s incredible. Against the current if need be. Sometimes stubborn, demanding your independence & fearful when you have it. You’re in that scary space […]

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Winter White

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Winter can be magical. Grateful this scenery is the backdrop for our daily drive.

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This is Two

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This is Two Two says he’s eighty or sometimes says he’s four Then he laughs uproariously until he’s rolling on the floor Two is wiggly, silly, and wild but sometimes shy and likes to hide Two says “I’m ok”, every time he falls And likes to chat on the phone no matter who calls Two […]

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This is Four

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This is four. Silly and giggly and often wild. Four is still a sweet baby in the body of a child. Four is bumpy and ouchy and stumbles and falls. She’s naturally high and bounces off walls. Four is tender, gentle, and kind. Four is a thinker and has a beautiful mind. Four is sometimes […]

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I did & I do

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He surprises me. In all kinds of ways. Like when he steps over something that’s been dropped without even seemingly seeing it. He surprises me when he leaves his clothes in a pile where he undresses. I’m pretty astonished when I send him with a list of four things and he forgets three of them. […]

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This is six

This is six

This is six. Inquisitive and curious, witty and smart. Six is loving and nurturing and has a big heart. Six grows more independent every day. Six feels strong and willful and likes things her way. Six is wild and giggly, silly and wiggly. Six can argue and sometimes be offended, Six gets hurt feelings that […]

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When Firsts are Lasts

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When he was born, his head of full dark straight hair was his noticeably outstanding feature. Within the first few months of his life, his hair departed in small tufts until he was entirely bald. Despite reassurance, I cried and I worried that it wouldn’t grow back. But it did. And when it did, it […]

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A Silent Wish for Light

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As for most people, the devastating events of December 14, 2012 have chilled me to the core, seeped deeply into my heart, and rattled my sense of being. I question whether the physical proximity, being a mom to young children, or being a mental health caregiver compound my awareness and inability to refrain from thinking […]

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Holding on to one another’s hand…Tryn’ to get away FROM MOMMY! Every so often there are these glimpses I get, like shooting stars, where the world stands still around them. I feel awestruck and privileged to be watching, as everything else blurs, they come into heightened focus. In that momentary flash, I am witness to […]

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