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Bloom

We watch with anticipation, knowing the art in each bloom will be magnificent. But, there is patience to wait, knowing each stage of the blossoming process highlights a different piece of the flower’s inherent beauty. Thus it is with becoming. read more

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My Friends Helped Me Survive My Husband’s Cancer

I came down with a stomach flu on Jonathan’s first day of chemo. I remember sitting on the edge of my bed with a bucket in one arm and trying to nurse the baby with the other. It felt like everyone needed every part of me, and I had nothing left to give. read more

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Brave Things

I had a friend call me out the other day. It was something along the line of, “So, you are asking women all over the world to be brave. How are you going to be brave this year?” Awkward silence followed. read more

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On Having Hard Conversations

I never realized having difficult conversations in friendships could actually bring a relationship to a deeper, more intimate level. Recently, I sat across from a friend at Starbucks, and she dropped the news that I had hurt her deeply. I was stunned by this news because I was clueless. read more

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Choosing Friendship

Through college and beyond, I kept other girls at a distance. I simply didn’t understand the “girlfriend dynamic.” During that time, I hid behind a demeanor that was, at times, arrogant or aloof. In reality, I was very lonely. read more