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Day 25: life lessons

When faced with the impossible task to eulogize my husband, I tried to concentrate on what I really wanted people to know about him. It started making me think about everything our marriage taught me. 453 more words


The dreaded 2 a.m. phone call...

Yesterday afternoon, after being challenged by my cousin and a dear friend, I dumped a bucket of ice and water over myself for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.   1,098 more words

Parenting, Special Needs

We tried

I tried to make it better.
I tried to help you see that it would be ok.
I tried, even when I didn’t believe it myself… 125 more words

Not for Sale

All the signs in the tiny town of Fitzwilliam in New Hampshire had the same bold and unadorned lettering, whether for selling antiques, welcoming travelers to a bed and breakfast, or announcing an art exhibit in the library. 676 more words

Facing Death

Little Deaths

Our lives are about to change. In a short few weeks I’ll be leaving my job after 7 years and I will be starting down a different path. 514 more words



The prospect of jury duty is not as offensive to me as it is to many people. While it is, unquestionably, a nuisance to interrupt a busy work week with two uselessly hanging, disjointed days, translated into hesitantly accepted free time – since it is nearly impossible to conduct any meaningful work in a jury lounge, no matter how many devices one is able to connect to free Wi-Fi – it is our hard-won duty as citizens to serve. 1,068 more words


One Year Of Unimaginable Pain!

A few days after Amy passed away so suddenly, I called my doctor. Surely there was something she could prescribe for this unbelievable foreign pain! I remember writing about this a few months ago because I will never forget her answer to my question on how to get through the unimagineable death of a child. 1,212 more words