Archive | March, 2011

Excuse me mam, you have Desitin on your face…

March 31, 2011

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This was during week one of my blogging and I don’t know that I would change it much as it is really the only humor and levity in the early part of my blogging journey.  It has been very fun to revisit these early days, not only because it gives me a chuckle to see […]

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Ordinary became extraordinary…

March 31, 2011

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Like every Saturday for the past 13 months since both babies came home from the NICU, we were spending time in the afternoon playing in the living room.  Q was “salamandering” (Yes, I know that this is not an actual verb but it’s a hilarious version of commando style crawling that apparently when done properly […]

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Bridging the gap between pain and being grateful

March 27, 2011

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Praise the bridge that carried you over.  ~George Colman 2 nights ago, I knelt over my 17 month old daughter Emma’s chair as I tied her down and cried.  Cried for the fear that I feel about her future, cried for the frustration I feel that she can’t just go down to sleep like normal […]

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Basically Grateful

March 17, 2011

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For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson As I watch the footage of all that is happening to our friends in Japan, I feel overwhelming sadness. Having lived in Japan for 2 […]

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“Walk the walk”

March 16, 2011

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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy When I was in the sixth grade, we had a substitute teacher, who, unlike most substitutes and even teachers in our school was absolutely, unequivocally no push-over.  She […]

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