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See my boy

See my boy

Sweet, little toes. Precious nose.  Chubby cheeks.  First steps. Belly laughs. ABCs and 123s. Strong legs run fast. Make-me-laugh antics. Off to kindergarten. Discovers Spiderman. Makes new friends wherever he goes.  He loves any and every kind of sport that includes...

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A tinge of sweet

A tinge of sweet

It belongs - but it doesn’t. Wrong temperatures,  wrong soil,  incorrect amount of precipitation and yet… the pineapple seems to be quite happy here  in Georgia soil. It’s wrong, but it is right. It’s unexpected,  shocking,  and sweet at the  same time.  Sometimes,...

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A manifesto on being

A manifesto on being

Dial it back Cuddle up Keep it simple Make it special Listen Learn Understand Rest Create Take up your space Feel what you feel Don’t dwell there Hold hope Cling to truth Let go of what you can't hold. Be safe Pray Strengthen roots Extend grace Be present Grow Give Be...

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Sown in the Unknown

Sown in the Unknown

Somehow, someway,  something grew.  I don’t remember  planting, watering  or fertilizing the fruit I am holding. At some point something  found good soil,  put down roots, grew green shoots,  blossomed and now I have fruit. I am astounded  to be holding fruit. When...

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Veil of fog

Veil of fog

Fog. Thick, real. Joy and hope play a game of hide and seek I did not ask to participate in. The future holds question marks - so many unknowns... The fog clouds vision, tangles emotion, and I just want to hibernate. The swath of clouds hangs over every area of life...

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Sifted

Sifted

My world has been sifted. It’s been a  painful shaking, an imposed surrender. All that I once held with a tight grip is no longer something I can cling to. Some of what I held dear has fallen through my hands.  What remains  is precious,  their importance - elevated....

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I’m struggling to remember

I’m struggling to remember

It’s always been true.  I am not what I do.  I am not the sum of  what I check off  on the to-do list.  I’ve always believed that, even if sometimes I’ve  not acted like it.  And I am struggling  to remember. Here in this time.  Here in this space.  I am not what I...

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You’re never far

You’re never far

We might be five miles apart,  next door, or 2500 miles away from each other.  But you’re never far.  Distance can’t change  what the heart holds.  Distance can’t dilute  our determination  to care for one  another well.  We will find a way. Distance cannot weaken...

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See the miracles

See the miracles

The sun shines on my back while the moon's glow lights up my face. It is still daytime but the moon arrived early. I love it when the moon appears in the sky at the same time as the sun. It's two miracles at once. The sun to grow life. the moon to light up the...

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Not alone

Not alone

You're not alone. You're not alone. And if you are convinced you are - I'm there, too. I may feel raw, unseen, and unsteady. But friend, I am not alone. You are weak from bracing against the assault of the relentless wind but I need you to shift your gaze. Look up....

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