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The Trouble With Grief

My mom snuck this picture some time this evening. You can’t even begin to guess how exhausted I am. Even my glasses are tired. I’ve been laying in this recliner (it’s the most comfortable one on earth) with a warm and sleepy baby on my chest and I just can’t manage to get to sleep.…

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Intense Celebration

Today marks the 2 days of intense celebration of Dad’s life. Just wanted to say a quick thanks to all of you who have been so encouraging and to those of you who are here celebrating with us. Here are a verse and song that are significant to me today: Yet I am confident I…

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I Am With You

From “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young: You can live as close to Me as you choose. I set up no barriers between us; neither do I tear down barriers that you erect. People tend to think their circumstances determine the quality of their lives. So they pour their energy into trying to control those situations.…

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Dear Caleb: Your Birthday

Dear Caleb, You are already three days old. How does that happen? You were born on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:13pm the Michael O’Callahan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV. That’s right, you are a Vegas baby! It was quite an interesting day. Your dad worked all night the…

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Victory

There are so many things to be discouraged about lately. Too many to dwell on without getting overwhelmed and teary. Instead, I’m repeating these words like a mantra: Linking up with Rachel @ Finding Joy

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I WILL see goodness…

This was the verse of the day on the YouVersion app a few days ago and I thought it was exactly my attitude for this season of life. That may seem bizarre to you – my dad is battling an aggressive disease 3000 miles away and I’m figuring out how to deal with it through…

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She Is More Precious Than Rubies

You know those days when you can’t help but just admire someone? I’ve had a lot of those lately. My dad has taken his role as patient very seriously and is spending each of his days and nights reading his bible, praying, and encouraging all of us. My sister is in her sophomore year of…

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Not Fine

That’s what I’d tell you if you asked, “how are you?”. Life seems to be piling higher and deeper – McBaby comes in less than 2 months, Dad started chemo and is experiencing severe side effects, and the house is a mess because I can’t seem to pull it together. My thoughts are all over…

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Living in the Desert

Now that I’ve been back in Vegas for a few days, I’ve had time to think about what it’s like living in the desert (compared to the lush, green, coast of Connecticut). Yup, it’s definitely hot here. Don’t even think of saying, “Well, at least it’s a dry heat.” When it’s 112 degrees, I don’t…

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Why I’m Not Asking “Why?!”

It’s been exactly four weeks since we found out dad was sick. Since then I’ve been through the ups and downs of seeing him go through an intense surgery and recover. To complicate my emotions, all of his treatment has occurred in the exact same place where Keith underwent surgery and diagnosis almost exactly 5…

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