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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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Directionally Challenged

We’d been in the water for all of 90 seconds. “Wait,” I spit out, “you’re paddling the wrong way.” And then boom-before I knew it, before my muscle memory could recall how to navigate us out of the situation, my … 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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Advice for My Younger Friends…

photo courtesy of:  http://carmelharrington.com/2013/05/03/my-mind-says-im-in-my-20s-my-body-says-yeah-right/ How old are you again? What year were you born? Are you fifty yet? That’s what happens when you get old! Enough already. For all the years I’ve been a mother to children who could speak, … Continue reading

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Family: Stuck for Life

“Ah, no worries,” he wrote in his text, “I’ll take care of it, it’s all good.”  It was the perfect response, what I needed to hear. Because in this instance, like most instances, I was worrying about something which was … 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 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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Choosing to Live Your Best Life

photo source: http://bestcookingoilswallpaper.blogspot.com/2012/08/lasagna-pan_31.html It was Sunday and we were having lasagna, food a friend cooked for us, something others often do when you lose a loved one. It was then that I did it. I reached into my pantry and … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Go

It was an impulsive move.  But somehow at the time, it felt right.  Later though, I experienced a smidgen of regret.  photo source: http://www.qcveterans.com/Veterans_Funeral_Plan.html We were sitting in our lawyer’s office, my husband and I, going over our will.  All … Continue reading

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