A father’s secret

Photo via Visual hunt Sabine watched stone faced as they lowered her father’s casket into the grave. All around her women wailed and men cried silently. She had no tears left. She’d cried them all during his long illness. Beside her, her sister Analiese sobbed into her husband’s shoulder. When the funeral was over, the two […]

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I love you Mom

(This picture contains my older sister Melissa – who passed away from cancer in 2016, my mom – who passed away from cancer in 2003, my niece Alissa – who is Melissa’s youngest daughter, my youngest sister Maegan – who is mentally disabled and will never be able to live on her own, and my […]

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What was still is

So, today is Halloween. For most, it means donning a costume and partying, taking children trick-or-treating, and watching scary movies. For me, it’s something else. Something special. 14 years ago my husband Tims and I went to the Ada County courthouse at 8:30 am and were married in front of my immediate family and a […]

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The beginning of a new month

Today is July 1st. If you live in Canada, it’s Canada Day. If you live in the United States, it’s the start of the long weekend for the 4th of July. If you live elsewhere in the world, as far as I know, it’s just another day. Today I’m headed to my primary care doctor. […]

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