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Letters, faith and miles

"It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are." -E.E. Cummings In October, Blue Eyes turned ten. Double digits. A decade. It felt big. While every birthday is a milestone on its own, turning ten seemed like it needed to be celebrated a little differently. Like all things blended... things fell apart… Continue reading Letters, faith and miles

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Truth and Grace

On a normal school morning, in the middle of getting ready for school before Thanksgiving break, Miss M asked me a question. One that felt heavy and weighed down time:  "Mom? Do you keep the Elf on the Shelf in your closet until tomorrow night? And then its just you and Match moving it at… Continue reading Truth and Grace


Farewell & Salutations

Today is my birthday. It is interesting we mark and memorize the day we came into the world. While birthdays are often a a day structured around celebration, I have found them a day to reflect on all the ways your existence has made ripples. How your entrance and inevitable departure is filled with pieces… Continue reading Farewell & Salutations