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Mountain Moments

I Can’t Stay Angry in the Mountains

By On February 5, 2018

I can’t be angry in the mountains. There is just something magical that fills the deepest part of my being, as I take step after step, completely removed from everything behind me. … Read More

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Mountain Moments

Doing Things for the First Time After Loss

By On January 27, 2018

The snow crunched magically beneath my feet.  Mt Rainier towered over us, as we huffed and puffed and struggled our way higher and higher.  It felt like we should have summited the… Read More

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Picking Poppies

Picking Poppies – Episode 7 – 30 Days of Kindness

By On January 22, 2018

The 13-year-old boy laid in his hospital bed, staring miserably at the TV screen.  Blues Clues.  He hated Blues Clues.  He contemplated throwing the telephone at the TV screen.  It was day… Read More

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Picking Poppies – Episode 5 – Gratitude

By On November 22, 2017

Tis the season.   Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and it just felt right to have this post dedicated to gratitude. If this is your first time reading a Picking Poppies post, please check out… Read More

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Picking Poppies

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

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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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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Let’s Have a Conversation

By On May 18, 2017

This post has been inspired by things that are currently constantly flooding my Facebook newsfeed. First off, let me promise you that this is not a debate about abortion. This is not… 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