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Mushy Mummy Love

We heard her crying shortly after putting her to bed. At first we couldn’t quite understand what she was saying through her tears. Then I caught it. “Come wif me.” I volunteered to go. Usually my husband goes (and usually it’s some terrible time of the night/morning). He’ll lay on the floor by her bed until […]

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Again…m#2

I showed up prepared to pray for others and ended up praying for myself, too. Even got to pray twice because the Rabbi wasn’t there. Not sure what happened to him but God used his absence to feed my soul, work away at my heart, remind me of His presence…that it is even with me. I […]

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Of Wills and Love

Arguments with almost five-month-old babies are very short.  It began with her ridiculously fast-growing fingernails. She’s obviously draining me of all contributing nutrients. After concluding that I’d been scratched enough, I decided to cut her nails. My daughter has gotten used to the process, one I conduct while she’s awake so that I don’t have […]

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Just One More Kiss

It’s hard to let her go. 2:45am comes. I feed her. And then it’s 4:30am and I’m waking up with her still in my arms. I finally surrender to the reality of my own sleep needs and return her to her bed but only after ten more kisses to her cheeks. She settles down quickly. […]

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yes, i really am ok

ask me again tomorrow. tuesday may roll in with tears and gnashing teeth but just for now, all is well. that’s how it’s been for a while now. good one day, bad the next. feeling whole one moment and empty the next. energized and then gross as acid reflux strikes yet again. and i’m one of […]

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…and this is love (prego edition)

I post a lot about being pregnant and I’m sure that folks are really tired of seeing my Facebook updates on the matter. The pics. The statuses. Oh, the hashtags. I probably used to be really sensitive about not dwelling on one thing for too long, changing up subject matters and such. 9 months ago, […]

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untitled

i wrote this (probably in 2011) on the back of a letter i was given and in response to that letter. i found it yesterday while cleaning. what one person reads as another’s judgement, the other person reads as their attempt to inform. he sees himself as accepting and wanting to enter into a relationship […]

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The Hope of Unfinished Business

Just want to encourage you today. You may not understand why various things happen–the sad, miserable, discouraging things that make hope simply a notion. I’ve had my share of that stuff. While I wish I possessed some magical wisdom for you, there are some realities I’ve come to believe and there’s a promise I cling […]

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mixed emotions

#1. I woke with regret. It’s been a week since surgery. I’m doing quite well–pretty strong, beating fatigue. But I should have set up an auto response for email, trusted all of work to God. Instead, I’m not truly resting and it feels too late now. What pains me is not that I need the […]

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