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31 Days of Real Life [10/29/16]

We celebrated Caleb’s birthday with a small group of friends and family. Usually, we make a big deal about birthdays, but I was overwhelmed by grief and never got around to doing any kind of decorating. Even though Caleb usually badgers me until we decorate, he graciously forgot and had a wonderful evening. I was…

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/31/15]

I couldn’t have planned a better photo to end this month than this one: my little Calvin and Hobbes! It was Caleb’s first trick-or-treating experience and he thought it was

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Twenty-Five

  [Not even a great picture, but I love the look on his face. He was so interested and is loving his first set of duplos (especially since they build a dump truck and a front loader). Two is going to be fun.] [So thankful for this one. Dad always called her his “other daughter”…

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Dear Dad: Another Birthday

Dear Dad, I’ve been hesitating (maybe avoiding) writing you. Over the last two weeks, I’ve had more days than not where I wake up missing you. Or find myself looking forward to going to Connecticut to see you. It’s bizarre that my brain just can not accept that you’re really not here even though it’s…

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