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Episode XXXII: Reclaiming Me

Birthday Dinner Celebrating 32! Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned. It’s been three months since my last post. To be honest, I am forcing myself to write this post. Seriously. It took me an hour to write the first 129 words of this post. That’s pretty good considering it has taken me six months […]

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Make the Best of What’s Around

My Facebook Memories feature reminded me that on October 3, 2006, I posted this picture in a blog post and in the “Note” section. The title of the post was, “Don’t Burn the Day, ” and my only comment was, “True story.” I don’t think I could have said it any better nine years ago. […]

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Her name was Sheba

Sorry for a second sad post in a row. I just wanted to give an update on the dog that Jay & I found on Friday. Then, onto happier things. On Saturday evening, Jay and I got confirmation of not-Harvey’s identity. The woman who had been misidentified as her foster parent sent us a text […]

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I would have stayed up with you all night

We had a difficult afternoon today. It was my last “Summer Day” for the year, so Jay & I went to a late lunch. As we were leaving lunch, a dog got hit by a car crossing the exit ramp off of the highway. Another woman, Tuesdey, also saw it happen. She stopped and parked just […]

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17 Years

17  years in heaven. See you again someday, my friend. “Nothing ever so common.” 12.20.83-5.17.98 Tweet

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For My Two Boys

This post is not going to be an update, but merely a reflection. I am feeling very reflective today. Jay and I are about to celebrate the birth of our first child, our son. Back on the morning of October 7, when four pregnancy tests came back positive, I never thought June would actually arrive. But […]

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This time of year has always been difficult for me because it’s been filled with endings and sad news. In 1998, one of my close friends passed away on May 17. I graduated from college on May 20, 2006 and spent the next year without direction. In 2010, my aunt passed away on May 14 and […]

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Goodbye, Furman Hall

Note: I tried posting this last night until about 1:15 a.m. on the WordPress app on my phone, but it kept crashing on me.  Pretend all the “tonight’s” are “last night.”  Stupid no Internet ruining my emotional moment! Well, we officially moved out of our trusty old apartment. I cried when we did our last […]

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July 12.

So here we are.  July 12.  One month later. I know that time will make it better, but right now, it isn’t.  It actually gets a little bit worse for me each day.  I think living in Raleigh has given me a delayed reaction for it to really sink it.  I’m not there every day […]

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Tip Toe Back to Normalcy

It’s funny the effects that grieving can have on you.  On one hand, you know that life goes on and you have to go on with it, but at times you find the other hand clutching your forehead as you try to block out memories and reality that pop up at inconvenient times.  It’s been […]

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