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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

Modern Family · Motherhood · parenthood · Relationships

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