The Weight of Sickness

Cough. Cough. Cough. Cough. Gag. Cough. “Do you think he’s okay? How long can he cough like this? Oh no. I think he’s going to throw up.” With each cough, I feel my anxiety wrapping around me like an unwanted blanket on a hot summer day. I wish I could Continue Reading

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Remember the Why. Remember the Reason.

I Get to Do This

I have been overwhelmed to tears on multiple occasions today. As I drove back from dropping the kids off at school, I looked the Christmas decorations on the homes and thought, “I get to do this.” I get to experience the joy of Christmas. As the tears welled up in Continue Reading

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One Scenario: Two Reactions

This morning, I awoke to the sound of my husband’s shoes hitting the hardwood floors. Clippity Clop. Clippity Clop. I opened my eyes, stretched my arms and slowly made my way out of bed and into the start of a brand new day. The calendar was full, but that would Continue Reading

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When Lockdown Happens

Last Thursday, I pulled into the pick-up line at the end of the school day – as I always do. And my daughter walked to the car – as she always does. But something was different. Something was wrong. She opened the car door as the words came pouring out Continue Reading

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Uplifted

Late Sunday evening, as I was driving in the dark, through the pouring rain, around the twists and bends with tears streaming down my face I thought, “Please. Just let me get there.” The couple of weeks prior to our departure were exhausting, emotional and by far some of the Continue Reading

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