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31 Days of Real Life [10/26/16]

Caleb loves the fact that my lovey from childhood is a bear. He’s always wanting to snuggle on the couch with our bears and one night he insisted I take mine to bed with me. I did it begrudgingly and was pleasantly surprised at how comforting it was to sleep with my first friend. I often…

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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 Real Life [10/24/16]

I’ve been thinking about seasons a lot lately. Just like the seasons visibly change the landscape, they change me, too. The leave change colors, fall, and the natural world rests for winter, only to wake up and start over in spring. In my hardest seasons, I’ve felt dormant: my own personal, emotional hibernation. I’ve been…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/25/16]

One of my goals for this series was to take a self portrait. I’m not really sure what to say about myself. I look at these photos and there’s something foreign about that face. It’s me, but it’s a version of me that I’m still getting to know. There are pain and scars in those…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/19/16]

Caleb has been loving taking photos lately. It’s fun to see him being creative and figuring out how the camera works. Boy after my own heart 🙂 And Libby loves having her photo taken! Most of his photos are either selfies or ceiling fans, but here are some of my favorites: Follow the series: Subscribe…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/18/16]

I woke up feeling anxious today. I haven’t been good at taking Zoloft regularly and paid the price today. From the moment my eyes opened, my thoughts were racing and I felt on the verge of tears for no reason. Luckily, Caleb was at my in law’s house and Libby just got a pillow in…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/17/16]

I think it is hilarious and delightful that she opens her mouth this wide every time she takes a bit of anything. A friend came over for an after bedtime dinner last night and brought desserts and this wine. It was wonderful. And even better to have time to share our hearts and connect one…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/15/16]

This boy was my first little buddy. He came into the world during an incredibly difficult season. My dad was dying while I was in labor and eight hours after he entered my life, my dad left it. I didn’t grieve well. I thought I had it all under control, but really I was avoiding…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/14/16]

This could be the least compelling photo of this entire month, but it brings me such joy. A friend came and reorganized two of my closets, so now I can see everything in my linen closet. It’s the little things. Follow the series: Subscribe to get weekly summaries directly to your inbox.

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31 Days of Real Life [10/13/16]

I realized that I still have the key to our house from Maryland on my keychain. It could’ve been a subconscious attempt to hold on to that life, but, honestly, I just hadn’t bothered and kept forgetting. It’s those little things that make grief hard. I look at that key and I remember figuring out…

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