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Picking Poppies – Episode 4 – Courage

By On October 22, 2017

Welcome to Picking Poppies, Episode 4 – Courage. If you’ve never read a Picking Poppies post before, check it out here.  And if you’ve been following this series, you know that each… Read More

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Picking Poppies – Episode 3

By On September 22, 2017

Welcome to the third episode of Picking Poppies.  If this is your first time reading a Picking Poppies post, please check out the very first episode, to provide context!  Essentially, this post… Read More

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Hiking to Heal – facing my demons one step at a time

By On August 10, 2017

I am so excited to announce that this post has been featured by High Peaks Hiking – go check it out!   I hike to heal.  That may sound a bit strange, especially being… Read More

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Picking Poppies – Choosing Love and Kindness

By On July 22, 2017

I’ve had this idea brewing.  A passion stirring, and I’ve been trying to ignore it.  Unfortunately I’m trying to learn this whole boldness thing, and it’s really getting in the way of… Read More

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Father’s Day for the Dad with empty arms

By On June 18, 2017

To every Dad who has ever lost.  To the Dads who feel invisible. I see you. Let me introduce myself.  I am a momma with empty arms.  My husband and I lost… Read More

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This is Ayden

By On May 18, 2017

This is Ayden.  This is Ayden right after she was born.  This is Ayden when we looked at her sweet face for the very first time.  This is Ayden with her hat… Read More

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Dear Ayden

By On May 18, 2017

Dear Ayden, This was my first week back at work since losing you. I dreaded this week with everything in me. It’s not that I didn’t want to go back to work…it… Read More

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Circumstances do not define us

By On May 18, 2017

Today is the 11th day that we have been in Hawaii. It’s been raining for the last two days, and we have taken that as an excellent opportunity to stay put. Don’t… Read More

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Despair

By On May 18, 2017

What is the most terrifying word you know?  A word that you avoid at all cost because of what it means or implies?  A word that cuts you to your core, or elicits emotions… Read More

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Moving on versus healing

By On May 18, 2017

Nathan and I have gotten into a habit of checking in with each other every night before we go to bed.  As soon as we close the bedroom door, we enter our… Read More