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Searching for The Life We Want to Live

Sometimes it seems as though every few years we’re looking at moving -if it’s an even number year, we’re looking at houses. And so it is this year that we’re once again looking at listings and figuring out what we … Continue reading

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All Grown Up and Suddenly Gone

When our eldest son was born, he was the tiniest baby I had ever seen. He was born ten weeks early, and at nineteen inches long and just over three pounds, there were dolls at our house that were bigger … Continue reading

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Do You Know About The Lady in Blue?

I don’t know how I managed to live a huge chunk of my life in Texas, and manage to never hear the story of the Lady in Blue. I’ve made the obligatory annual pilgrimages with my children to take photographs … Continue reading

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All He Wanted Was Us

Our son turned eleven this week. I started blogging way back when he was only a twinkle in his Daddy’s eye, and now he’s grown up and eleven. The boy I once wrote was “happiness just out and walking around” … Continue reading

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What happens after

I’m sitting here looking at pictures of bridal bouquets and trying to decide about the wording of wedding announcements. With one short conversation over IM, our wedding planning went from slow and leisurely to fast forward speed. Our daughter and … Continue reading

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Without Him

One of the few memories I have of both of my grandfathers is of their reverence for the Blessed Sacrament.  When we would drive past a Catholic Church, my dad’s dad would always tip his hat (I love that he … Continue reading

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You Need A Herd

When I told people that I was writing about the modern loneliness epidemic, the first thing they would say is “It’s the social media, right?” Well, no. Not really. Our dependence on social media is actually a band-aid. It’s an … Continue reading

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Searching for Something Real

Last Summer, our daughter made the decision to give public school a try this year. By December she’d decided that next year she wants to come back home. “They aren’t teaching me anything so that I can learn,” she complained. … Continue reading

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Owning My Weakness

There was a time when I was strong. I went into the gym and picked up all the things. I could out-lift most of the women I knew, and keep up with a lot of the men. My body was … Continue reading

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Can We Be Friends?

I just looked at the last time I blogged, and was shocked that it was in September! Then I thought about it and realized “…yeah….that’s about right…” I didn’t disappear because I ran out of things to say, (that could … Continue reading

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