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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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SURRENDER

SURRENDER

SURRENDER. My doctor pulled down the little blue curtain and smiled. 'Your in laws are here with your oldest son.' Oh good! I said, imagining the family reunion we were about to have. 'Wellllll......' she said.Not the response I was looking for as I lay listening to W cry in the hallway clearly hungry and upset about the warm home we just pulled him from.She explained that my oldest had cut his head and my husband hadn't come back into the operating room because he had been called down to the ER to be with him.I will give you a...

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CLUES

CLUES

CLUES 'Mama, will you hide them all AGAIN?!' We just ended our Halloween Scavenger Hunt and had arrived at the bath tub containing Make Your Own Pizzas and Cookie Decorating kits from @haymarkettaproom (yes, the bath tub ...the only place the dog wouldn't snag everything from) and he wanted me to hide all the CLUES again.The ending was exciting but that wasn't Eddie's favorite part. Never has been. It was the hunt. The search. The CLUES one after the other that let him know to keep going and that he was headed in the right direction.I miss the CLUES sone...

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It Matters.

It Matters.

IT MATTERS. She walked right into my booth where I stood crocheting and stood there for a moment smiling. I looked up and cheerfully greeted her. She paused and said, 'What you are doing brings a lot of joy. The things you make bring joy.' I teared up immediately and just like that she sauntered out of my booth smiling. IT MATTERS. It matters that you do the things you love and share them with others. IT MATTERS that I let the kids pretend to work out with me for the five minutes they kept interest. IT MATTERS that on...

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