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Just sending this out there...

Dear Grandma,

Are you hurting?

Do you know I am here? Just know:

You are in my thoughts in the morning. You are in my thoughts as I walk to class. 86 more words

Real Life


Giff, Patricia Reilly. 164 p. Yearling, New York. 2008. ISBN: 0-440-23802-1

Description: Sam MacKenzie lives with his grandfather, Mac.  His extended family are his neighbors, Onji and Anima, who each own a business near his home and grandfather’s woodworking shop.   529 more words


Cynicism or trust?

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 NIV…

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Date night

My mother is taking my children at 1pm.  She is keeping them for the rest of the day and ALL NIGHT!  My wife and I plan to go out to dinner to a restaurant with no kids’ menu.  165 more words


Losing a grandparent while living abroad

Yesterday I received probably some of the worst news I could possibly hear. My grandmother had passed away, peacefully. It’s hard hearing this news when you are 10,000 miles away from your family but at the same time, it gave me space to grieve. 362 more words

Be Still My Heart

As any grandparent will tell you, grandchildren are life’s greatest gift, one of the few  experiences in which the reality exceeds your expectations.  I have been blessed with four beautiful granddaughters, Lasa Grey being the newest. 80 more words


Lesson #24: She's just another leaf

I have had very few negative thoughts regarding Down syndrome.  But I’ll let you in on a little secret: for several hours after she joined our family, I was terrified about family pictures.   468 more words

Down Syndrome