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Jennifer Butler Modaff
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Elf's 7th Birthday
Dear
Elf, Yesterday
was your 7 th birthday and without a doubt, I can tell you that we
love you to the moon and back. We
were in Kentucky looking for a place to live when I got the phone call for our
interview with 4 Paws For Ability which determined our el...
Elf's 7th Birthday
Elf's 7th Birthday
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Same Tale, New Perspective
Before my writing went radio silent, I
shared a lot about my dad and the struggles that I was having learning to find
a new normal without him.  It was such a
juxtaposition of overwhelming sadness and yet excitement over our upcoming
adoption.  Then in what...
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Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday
          A few months ago before we left for
China, my oldest and I were in the mall shopping…for a prom dress.  That was an (expensive) experience and
honestly nothing like I ever expected it to be—her dress ended up pastel with
flowers rather than the ze...
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Deconstructing Okay
In
much of my professional career, I spend time talking about dialectical tensions or the idea of moments in life being products
of opposing tensions.  For example, that
friendship that allows you to define you who are also prevents you from
reaching your f...
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Dear Dad: A Memorial Letter to Gerald F Butler
Dear Dad, Born May 7 th 1937 in Weston, West Virginia you lived the transitions from black and white  to
color television and polaroid to Kodak to digital photography. You purchased
one of the first microwave ovens that came on the market as well as one of ...
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Dear Dad: A Memorial Letter to Gerald F Butler
Dear Dad, Born May 7 th ,
1937 in Weston, West Virginia you lived the transitions from black and white  to
color television and polaroid to Kodak to digital photography. You purchased
one of the first microwave ovens that came on the market as well as one o...
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Rainstorms, Landslides, and Rainbows
      Have you seen my Guardian Angel? I’ve got some things I want
to say, like how did you miss that landslide headed my way? Disappear by Good Enough Although
I’m entirely partial to my wonderful husband’s songs, this one does pretty
accurately describe m...
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A Guest Blog from Calormom: From Broken Dreams to Healing Hearts
My dad left when I was three years old. I saw him on and off
throughout my childhood, but it has  been 20 years since I have had any contact with him. Last
week I received a phone call that  changed everything. If you were here and I had the chance to say t...
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A Guest Blog from Calormom: From Broken Dreams to Healing Hearts
My dad left when I was three years old. I saw him on and off
throughout my childhood, but it has  been 20 years since I have had any contact with him. Last
week I received a phone call that  changed everything. If you were here and I had the chance to say t...
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