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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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Daily Prayers and Miracle Lessons

Toxic. That descriptive term about relationships was not around when I was growing up.  It has always been in the world. I just never realized that was a word for it. Nor had I imagined that so many of us experience the duality between relationships that fill you up and ones that deplete you. I… Continue reading Daily Prayers and Miracle Lessons

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The time before.

August. It feels like a year later and nothing has changed. I'm raw and tired. That sensation of lacking satisfaction with my life is lingering. I'm sitting in that space before things shift. It is uncomfortable. Miss M had her second vacation with her Dad. It has some peaks and valleys. The valleys still have me… Continue reading The time before.