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KNOW

KNOW

KNOW. I paced the living room for the 47th time in the middle of the night. My sister had gone to bed so there was no more texting her about what a contraction felt like He wasn't due for three weeks. I KNOW it never goes to plan but that's all I kept thinking. I had done this twice before and yet it felt like a brand new experience. I had never had contractions. I had never gone into labor. I had never paced a room thinking that when I can't walk thru them then we should go to the hospital....

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INVITATION

INVITATION

INVITATION. The sound would always hit us before the smell. An odd, cheerful techno music sound that to anyone else wouldn't make sense at all. If you hadn't made it downstairs by the next song -'A Pirates Life for Me' -you were late for dinner.The sounds of the Main Street Electrical parade at Disney World from the four disc CD collection my parents had was our invitation to Mexican night for dinner. Yes, every single time. Enchiladas, homemade chips, refried beans, and depending on age- a margarita.A song as an INVITATION.So many INVITATIONS that come in all forms. A Papa...

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ADDRESS

ADDRESS

ADDRESS. It caught me off guard and the lump in my throat was immediately there.I haven't sent Christmas cards in years. I just don't make it a priority so they don't get sent. That's okay. In fact, I might have been one offspring less the last time I sent them. So I hadn't seen the page in years.There on the second page of the 'B' addresses it read Ray and Kathryn Bell. Two of the best grandparents anyone could ask for that passed a few years ago. There would be no Holiday card headed to Arizona with a pic of...

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BRINNER

BRINNER

BRINNER. I stood up and stormed out the back door. I wasn't exactly being a shining example of how to handle conflict but if I stayed one more second I was going to pop that ten year old right in the mouth. Apparently I was to blame for the 'F' grades in math homework that we would work on together and he wouldn't manage to turn in. At least that is what he was shouting back at me. Ummmmm...excuse me.As I paced the back yard a few times I immediately started to feel guilty and assumed that every memory from...

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SO MUCH

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SO MUCH

SO MUCH. She hung back longer than usual picking up her mat and bag. When everyone had gone she came to me and said thru tears she might not be in class for awhile.She had lost the love of her life.She told me a story of two people who fell in love but went their separate ways, marrying, having children, and living a full life. Years later they reconnected and picked up where they left off. They knew each other inside and out and I could tell that her heart was currently shattered into a million pieces.The week before they...

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