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Uncharted Territory

“You’re the widow that moved across the street?” My new neighbor parked her stroller in front of my townhome. The sun shone brightly in the sky, melting the last of the winter snow edging my lawn. read more

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Unexpected Blessings

Eight years ago I lost my mom to lung cancer. I was unprepared for how difficult the first Christmas would be. My mom celebrated Christmas to the extreme. It was just her “time of the year.” read more

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The Acorn Tablecloth

I loved that tablecloth, not because it was perfect but because my mom picked it out for me, knowing my style. Little did I know this would be the last Thanksgiving I would have with my mother. read more

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Courage to Have Another Baby

The little white stick showed a blue cross, and my breath was frozen. It was the seventh time I'd seen that symbol, but my home only had two children running through it. read more

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Courage to Stop Pretending

The most courageous thing I have ever done was stop pretending. I was a great pretender. I could smile even though I wanted to fall onto the floor and cry. read more