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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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[Musings of a Mommy] Thirty Weeks (plus two days)

Second child syndrome is in full effect. No, not for HER (considering she is still wrapped up in her little cocoon inside of me), but for ME. I guess that’s a bit confusing since I’m NOT the child, I’m the oldest of all my siblings, and she IS the first girl in this family (and… Continue reading [Musings of a Mommy] Thirty Weeks (plus two days)

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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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[Musings of a Mommy] Here we go again!

Twenty weeks plus 3 days.┬áThat’s how long medical science has dictated we have been together. I woke up this morning, exhausted and groggy. It’s been a really rough patch for me, this new relationship. As tired and fatigued as I am, getting to a state of rest is far more elusive than it has ever… Continue reading [Musings of a Mommy] Here we go again!

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When there’s nothing to write about…

The past couple of weeks have been hard on me. Physically, the fatigue has been unreal. Mentally, the shifts in both work and home has left me scrambling to find a new “normal” (which I desperately crave right now). Emotionally, the combination of the physical and mental has taken its toll on me, and I… Continue reading When there’s nothing to write about…

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[Musings of a Mommy] Who I COULD be versus who I AM…

I was asked last Wednesday to lead a short devotional at the start of a surprise baby shower for two of our co-workers (who are likely to have their babies within days of each other). While at first I was shocked, being literally only a step ahead of these soon-to-be-mommies without the massive breadth of… Continue reading [Musings of a Mommy] Who I COULD be versus who I AM…

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[Musings of a Mommy] Mirror, Mirror…

So recently, my son and I have developed a little routine that we pretty much go through at least a dozen times every day. Basically, it goes a little like this… Me: “It’s time to [something he does not want to do at that exact moment].” Son: “No [the thing he does not want to… Continue reading [Musings of a Mommy] Mirror, Mirror…