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Fifteen Years Together (A “Stream of Consciousness” Love Letter)

To the love of my life…my very own Gilbert Blythe: Today marks a significant moment in our lives as our paths on this journey called “life” converged. Fifteen years ago today, we took each other’s hand and began walking this journey together. Save for a brief moment, less than 24 hours, in the vast number… Continue reading Fifteen Years Together (A “Stream of Consciousness” Love Letter)

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REPRISE: In Honor of Father’s Day…

This is a post I wrote on September 25, 2014…just three months shy of welcoming my firstborn into the world. Even back then, I knew that this guy… …would be one fantastical father. (That’s right, I said “fantastical.”) Going back and reading this post, and then seeing some of the photos from the past 2.5… Continue reading REPRISE: In Honor of Father’s Day…

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[REPOST: “The Married Couple Chronicles”] Opposites Attract (By the Grace of God)

So I had a pretty busy week last week, and didn’t have a chance to prepare a blog post for today. Lots of work projects and events to plan = need to focus on said projects/events. You know how it is sometimes. But there was one very interesting thought I had last week that I really… Continue reading [REPOST: “The Married Couple Chronicles”] Opposites Attract (By the Grace of God)

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Living in 2016: What I Learned and Loved

We are well into the new year (10 days in). Coming out of the busyness of the holidays and New Year, I was left drained physically, mentally, and emotionally. I had given everything I had to my work and my family, and it took some time for my body to forgive me for going non-stop for… Continue reading Living in 2016: What I Learned and Loved

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Fourteen Years Ago Today…

Fourteen years ago today, he asked…and I said, “Yes.” It didn’t feel like a particularly life-changing “YES” at the time for me. I had said this before to several other people in my past. Those “YESes” didn’t really work out. Considering the wake of shattered hearts I had left behind, belonging both to me and others, one… Continue reading Fourteen Years Ago Today…

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Musings of a Mommy | Chapter 17

This is a post I started but was unable to finish until now (thanks to a certain life-changing event that occurred).  Better late than never, right? It’s December 28, 2014…11:30pm.  The Christmas holidays are over, and I feel like I missed the entire thing. I sit in a hospital bed at Sparrow Hospital on the… Continue reading Musings of a Mommy | Chapter 17

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Musings of a [Not Yet] Mommy | Chapter 14

Dear Child of Mine: Today, we officially completed 28 weeks together.  Apparently, this is quite a milestone, as we begin what everyone calls “the third trimester.”  We are left with only one-third of our time being within one body (12 more weeks).  It’s both exciting and daunting at the same time, as we both grow… Continue reading Musings of a [Not Yet] Mommy | Chapter 14

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A Memoriam of Love [That Almost Wasn’t]

Greeting, blog followers!  Obviously, my blogging has been sparse as of late (nonexistent is a better word).  It’s been a crazy few weeks with work, travel, and other things going on that the blog unfortunately fell to the wayside.  And while I’m not promising that the frequency of posts will get any better anytime soon… Continue reading A Memoriam of Love [That Almost Wasn’t]

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"The Married Couple Chronicles" (Lessons Learned about Marriage)

[Chapter Four] Opposites Attract (By the Grace of God) Hello, my name is Lydia, and I MAY be somewhat obsessive-compulsive.  I’ve never been clinically diagnosed, but just have a feeling I am. Don’t let that cheesy grin fool you…she’s highly volatile! By obsessive-compulsive, I’m talking about constantly nagging thoughts that causes me extreme anxiety, fear, and worry. … Continue reading "The Married Couple Chronicles" (Lessons Learned about Marriage)