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The journey for my powers.

September 5, 2017

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Image credit: PositivePsychologyPowers.com “Do not pray for task equal to your powers, pray for powers equal to your tasks.” ~ “Phillips Brooks I am sitting outside on our back steps. They are hard, but warm from the afternoon sun.  It’s not comfortable, but it’s not uncomfortable enough to send me inside away from the overcast […]

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What would you do? A question worth asking Everytime.

April 13, 2015

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   “When I stand before God in the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” Erma Bombeck  Ever since I stared blogging almost 3 years ago, I have kept a list. Religiously adding titles for […]

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The unexpected can become the greatest gift. Baby M turns 1!

July 22, 2014

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The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh If I could have known. If I could have planned. If I could have said, “it’s not the right time.” I would have never known, could […]

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How to be Thankful…stop, look, listen.

November 26, 2013

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The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. – Audrey Hepburn I cannot be a hypocrite.  I cannot say I am always perfect at being present.  I can say I try very hard to remember to be here, right […]

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My Minivan Mid-Life Identity Crisis…

November 25, 2013

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The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. ~Richard Grant This particular post is one I have been wanting to write for ages, but perhaps acknowledging my own insecurities and inadequacies here in writing was even a bit much for me. Yet, I know I am not alone, so […]

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Love sees what is most true.

April 25, 2013

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“Love is not blind. Love sees what is most true.” ~ Vanna Bonta As I sit here 26 weeks pregnant today and approach each day with caution,  I can feel my love for our new baby girl grow exponentially.  I wait anxiously for the smallest movements, rolls, kicks and pokes. I count each day and each week backwards from […]

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Lost and Found on Hallowed Ground.

September 11, 2012

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“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” ~ Norman Victor Peale As I watch the lone police man walking through the deserted streets under the too bright halogen lights, I feel a sense of wonder. My hotel room overlooks the World Trade Center Memorial and reconstruction. […]

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The sounds of letting go.

March 6, 2012

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“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein “Maaammma” Q says as his feet pad across the hardwood floor looking for me. E gives a high pitched squeal delighted by whatever is in front of her. I can imagine the electric smile charged with sunshine as it flashes across her face.  […]

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10 things I am not-so-good at: a #MondayListicle!

March 5, 2012

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“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” ~ Unknown As I did a few weeks ago, I am going back for round 2 of #MondayListicles with Northwest Mommy and the topic from Jessica at “Team Rasler” is right up my alley:  I mean really, […]

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Traditions, Family and “Famous” Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

February 24, 2012

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“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh quote I love tradition. There is a […]

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