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September 24, 2013
this side of heaven

One year ago today, he was taking his last breath. I still remember standing in the kitchen, baby on my hip, pounding my closed fist on the brown countertops. Weeping out the only word that made sense, "Nooooo." Tim was leaving the hospital, screaming into the steering wheel after the sheet had been drawn over […]

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August 20, 2013
Dear Me When I Am A Grandma

Dear ME When I Am A Grandma, It's a little surreal that you've crossed into this new territory, isn't it? Just yesterday, you were changing diapers, singing lullabies, packing school lunches, and rocking babies of your own...and now, here you are, cradling the baby of your baby. Here are some pointers as you embark on […]

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April 4, 2011
I noticed in the mirror

I looked in the mirror today and saw distinct wrinkles - right between my eyes and around my smile. (My first thought, I admit, was - "I wonder if I should start using wrinkle cream.") Can it be that I only have half a year left to thirty? I swear I'm still eighteen - or […]

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