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Finding My Silver Lining

I did not expect to lose it in the shower. I was fine before I got in. But as my hands gently scrubbed my scalp and my mind began to wander, I considered all the tasks I needed to get … Continue reading

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Learning to Spread Our Wings

  “Remember to ask your teacher about your project when you get to school,” I said.    “Why can’t you just email her?” she asked.  I could have, and the truth was, it would have been easier. “Because you need to … Continue reading

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How Paris Ruined Me

Once when my daughters were young, I had the opportunity to go to Paris with my mother and mother-in-law. Seeing Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and the Louvre, the trip was nothing less than magical. Exploring the streets of Paris, walking … Continue reading

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Searching For Answers I Cannot Find

photo courtesy of bing images and found on: http://iamtrustinggod.com/2014/02/10/words-to-live-by/ Dear God, It’s me, Tracy. I’m writing to you today because there is just so much I don’t understand. So much I can’t grasp. So much grief, so much pain, so … Continue reading

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Fifteen Again

I was unsure of how the night would go, wondered who’d be there, questioned if I’d be capable of making small talk, after so many years. So I did what I sometimes do when I am driving and thinking and … Continue reading

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Listening to Grace

When I called her back, I had no idea how the conversation would go. Because I thought she’d called to check-in, to suggest we get together soon, spend an hour over lunch catching up on life. I was wrong. She’d … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

If God had put me in charge of the great outdoors, it would not be a pretty sight. Because the truth is, I have tried and failed at growing many things. Plants. Flowers. Tomatoes. Strawberries. So about two years ago … Continue reading

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Join the Club: When it’s Time to Pay It Forward

photo source: http://community.sparknotes.com/2010/08/19/blogging-wuthering-heights-part-10 The older woman looked down into the stroller and smiled, “How old is she?” “Eight weeks,” I answered. We went on to chat about babies and sleep and 2:00 am feedings while she rang up my clothing … Continue reading

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Why I Risk Disappointment

  photo courtesy of:  http://swimwearandlingerie.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/cheerleaders-large-jungle-cats-and-lingerie/ Here’s something you may not know about me: I am rooting for you. I root for (almost) everyone. I want people to achieve their dreams. To overcome obstacles.  To learn, grow and live a happy … Continue reading

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Why It’s Good To Be Irresponsible

photo source:http://www.cafepress.com/jackthelads/6755005 I’m just going to say it, and believe me; it’s hard to admit: I’m such a Martha. And this is not a good thing. The Martha I’m referring to is the one in the Bible. You know, the … Continue reading

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