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How to Really Heal From Your Worst Day

Before December 22, 2008 I had been acquainted with a kind of pain that feels like those days of drizzle, when fall is molting its leaves and inheriting winter’s bite. The pain of infertility hung low and impacted my view and my time — it droned on and almost became a part of me — but I had become familiar with it….
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When Your Children Fall Apart

I was watching a friends’ children and checking email on my computer in her basement. Amid sticky fingers and dolls and laundry, I got a message from an out-of-town friend that set me on a course I’d not before considered. It seemed insignificant then, but was a marker from Him — I can see that now. This friend reached out…
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Is Now The Time?

How many times have I said it — thought it? This: “I’ll find Him when life slows down or this burden lifts or I have more time.” It’s not just the lie of motherhood or of my college days or of the first-few-months-in-a-new job or of the five months before my own wedding or of the year where I, one day, plan my…
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A Thank You Note {a letter to my dad on the anniversary of his death}

Five years ago, today, my dad went home … And as this story goes out to the world tomorrow, this is what I would say to him. Dear Dad, I once heard a set of parents say that they wanted their ceiling to be their children’s floor. If you’d heard that, too, you would have said it. You lived it. Though your body…
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