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What Every Person Who Wants a Kid Should Be Told.

I have three kids.  I love the hell out of each and every one of them and wouldn’t trade a minute with them.  But I had NO idea what I was getting into.  When you are young and in love you think “I want a child that looks like him.” or “Maybe our children will… Continue reading What Every Person Who Wants a Kid Should Be Told.

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Homage to Chemo Dads

My husband is a man of many colors, a renaissance man with many cloaks and many talents.  He is humble and kind and doesn’t think much of himself, which is ridiculous, but I can hardly change him or how he sees himself after 14 years.  Much like myself, his soul was marred by our daughter’s… Continue reading Homage to Chemo Dads

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Dear Grandma

My grandmother died somewhere around 14 years ago.  I realized that this evening while I was reading something regarding the Lilo and Stitch movie.  Why do these two things connect for me?  When I was 8, I think, my grandparents moved to Honolulu.  And I was blessed with being able to visit them a number… Continue reading Dear Grandma

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Reasons I love my husband

He can quote any movie in the most perfect way for any given circumstance. He smells incredible, and it’s not cologne, it’s just him.  So when he sweats, it’s just more of him, so it’s just more incredible. His smile makes his blue eyes look darker and they actually, honestly, twinkle.  That same twinkle that… Continue reading Reasons I love my husband

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That Third Child

When thinking about having a third child, we tried to figure out what it would mean to our family and what it would take to have one.  Ultimately we decided not to have that third child, for reasons explained below.   But thankfully, God and Vivianne totally negated that one reason we decided to not… Continue reading That Third Child

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Wuv, TWUE wuv leads to Mawage. How we stay mawwied.

I am 13 years into a marriage with a great guy.   We met in August of 2000.  I was 20, he was 22, and we were both so stupid and so young.  He says he thought I was mysterious.  I thought he was goofy and funny.   I lured him to sneak into the swimming pool… Continue reading Wuv, TWUE wuv leads to Mawage. How we stay mawwied.