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It’s been twenty-five days since child number three packed, literally packed, his vehicle and set out for Boise, ID.  He left the house around 7:30 AM after sharing a cup of coffee with his dad and me and relatively little hoopla.  534 more words

Family Life

Letting go, holding back

For My Daughter

by Grace Paley

I wanted to bring her a chalice
or maybe a cup of love
or cool water      I wanted to sit… 921 more words


A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

But we by’a love so much refined
That our selves know not what it is,
Inter-assurèd of the mind,
Care less, eyes, lips, and hands to miss.

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Travel Dates!!

This morning I was expecting to hear from our caseworker with tentative travel dates.  Instead she called with confirmed dates for our first trip:

October 3-10… 151 more words

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Finding Mr. Right: 10 insights from those who are married

A recent shift in American culture has now made it more appealing to be single. In fact, there are now slightly more people staying single than getting married. 1,979 more words

Hard Stuff

PKD Awareness

PKD, polycystic kidney disease, is a genetic disease that effects the kidneys which can lead to kidney failure. There is no cure and most people with the disease end up having to be on dialysis. 362 more words

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Breaking the cycle...Show your love!

“…the strongest predicter from childhood of becoming an abusive parent was not having been abused, but rather having felt as a child that one was unloved and unwanted by one’s parents – an attitude common, of course, among abused children, but also found in families in which there is no overt abuse.” ( 60 more words