On Getting Married Again

Meet The Fiancé.  In one week, he will be The Husband. He makes me laugh and think.  He loves my quirks and gives me grace for my flaws.  He is a companion and partner beyond what I could have imagined.  He makes me better.  He is the love of my life. In this little house…

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Meet Our Little Pumpkin

She’s here!  I’m a Nana!! I’m so excited to announce that Sunshine had a little girl yesterday.  This little Pumpkin was born in the early hours of October 31st and weighed in just under seven pounds.  Sunshine was in labor for over a day, and is tired, but very happy.  She’s already the best mama…

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Sitting in the Ashes of the Broken

Sometimes love doesn’t seem like enough. Sometimes there is so much broken that it seems impossible to meet the deluge with love. Sometimes things don’t magically fall into place.  The pain doesn’t go away. The goodbye still happens and the choices others make seem completely wrong. None of it feels good.  Or right.  Or the…

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On Not Making a Difference

Peter Pan has returned home.  He left the way he came, with very little fanfare.  He didn’t say that he would miss us.  He just said goodbye and walked away. I still don’t know why he came in the first place. There has to be a reason. I just don’t know what it was. It’s…

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Until We Are Old and Gray

Building bonds across an ocean feels crazy a lot of the time.  The spaces of silence fill up and I wonder if maybe the distance is too much to sustain a connection.  Perhaps we have grown apart, and the next time we meet it will feel like a high school reunion—politely awkward and frozen in…

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On Holding It All Close

In the age of Instagram and Twitter and all things social, I feel like I’ve been falling behind lately. I’m a fairly social person, and I like to take pictures.  I have been labeled as a “paparazzi” by a certain sassy Latvian, who claims I would take a picture of her on the toilet if…

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