Letting go…

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I started a Facebook group a few months ago.  I titled it Let it Go and its purpose was primarily to share my journey with some of my closest friends as I tried to declutter and organize my home and life around me.  I believed accomplishing those tasks would bring me back to a place of…

Reboot…

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I wrote a few months back. I had this grand plan for organizing, fixing, perfecting my life. Then, I found myself sick on August 1st for the second time this year with the headache turned into sore throat turned into congestions…well, you know. It was this crazy thing that didn’t warrant a doctor visit on…

365 days…

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July has brought with it another birthday. Perhaps because I have a July birthday – midway point in any given year – I always tend to approach it as I do New Year’s Day…time to set some new goals and make plans for the “year” ahead. But whether it is a calendar year or another…

Free to be me…

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Yes, I am a Facebook fan.  I absolutely love seeing moments in the lives of my growing great-nephews and nieces.  I enjoy seeing the things those I care about are interested in. I like being reminded of birthdays and seeing throwback Thursday pictures.  I am finding joy in reconnecting to pieces of my past with…

Loss…

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Loss… Isn’t is strange how themes tend to run in our lives?  My journey of recent weeks has been one of loss.  For me personally, loss of a friendship…for three people I care deeply for, loss of a parent in these same weeks.  During this time, a dear friend, who is mourning and moving through…

Someday my prince will come…

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I just read a disturbing Facebook post.  It was a screenshot of a Facebook post of a single mother choosing to give, what looked like in the picture, her four-year-old son over to foster care because, among other reasons, she was “tired of being lonely”.  My heart hurts too much to think on this that…

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil…

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In Chris Kyle’s book, American Sniper, he shares of seeing evil first hand in the hands of a woman carrying an armed grenade on the streets of Iraq moving toward the Marine presence before her. She was his first sniper kill, one that saved many of those Marine lives. I am drawn into Chris Kyle’s…

Endeavor to Persevere

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The words “endeavor to persevere” have been spoken in our home many times over the years. They come from a line in our favorite Clint Eastwood movie, The Outlaw Josie Wales. It is our family mantra to remind us to keep moving forward.  What other choice does one really have?  It is indeed difficult at…

Life as we know it…

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My daughter leaves for college on Monday. Oh, she is not all packed up with a car full of her most valued possessions.  She merely needs to grab her backpack of book, pen, and paper to be on her way. Her Daddy will most likely drop her off as I am in tears now even…

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years. It is a lovely time of family here. Enjoying yummy foods, great movies, outdoor experiences, and building memories with those I love most while school and work are on hold for a while. See you again in 2015. Until then, I hope you enjoy…