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Monthly Archive: February 2017

Feb 24

End of an Era – February Vacation Edition

This is the last February vacation with Lilli at home.  Next year, Sarah and Glennys will have their licenses.   Jessie will be in high school. And can I confess, I’m kind of excited? I’ve had a lot of February vacations like this – Jessie’s in eighth grade this year, which means this is my …

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Feb 21


While there is so much about Sam’s life that is BETTER now – he’s not in any pain.  Right off the bat – that is the biggest and most amazing improvement since the accident.  Nothing hurts now.  But there are two lingering after-affects of the accident, and they aren’t going away. The first is obviously …

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Feb 20

This is fourteen

It’s not quite adult.  Not quite. But it’s closer than it’s ever been before and you know it’s right around the corner.  She still trusts me for everything, she still thinks that my opinion is the one that counts and I’m still her first call.  I hope it stays that way – I hope that …

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Feb 12

This is what fifteen years looks like

I don’t know that I ever thought being married for fifteen years was a possibility.  I think it was something I thought other people did – get married and stay that way forever. But here we are.  Five kids (or three, depending on who’s counting).  A fat little epileptic dog, a teenager researching the North …

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Feb 01

Always a new mom

You know the new mom?  The inexperienced one, the one who has that scared-I-don’t-really-what-the-hell-I’m-doing-here look on her face?  I’m that mom.  All the time. Yes, I’m 43 years old, and I’ve been a big sister for 41 of those years.  I started babysitting at ten, and by the time I was sixteen, I was watching …

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