Monthly Archives: August 2011

Irene’s Wedding Gift

Irene was not invited, but she didn't seem to care. We anxiously waited to see if she would crash the wedding. As we sat waiting for the outdoor wedding to begin at noon, it appeared she would not show up. But no one knew for sure.Right on time the music played and the ceremony began.…
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The Quiet World of Possibility

It's just me and the dog.One kid presumably still asleep in his college dorm. One son on the bus to his sophomore classes in high school. One daughter about to get off the bus at her new middle school. One husband at a breakfast meeting. No television on, no music playing. Just quiet.I am listening…
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They Finally Found Me

I have this song running through my head that has nothing to do with my life situation, but the first lines are stuck on repeat. "The jig is up, the news is out, they finally found me" (Styx).Life caught up with me and I had to let go. But like someone said to me recently…
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Getting Through It

In 24 hours I will be driving in tandem with my husband taking our first born to college. All that is left today is the final Walmart run and packing his clothes. His room looks empty even though it isn't.I feel like the day before he was born, waiting for labor to start. When our…
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