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Maribeth Ditmars
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REMINDING OTHERS THAT LAUGHTER AND TEARS ARE ONLY A MOMENT APART, BUT JOY IS ETERNAL.
REMINDING OTHERS THAT LAUGHTER AND TEARS ARE ONLY A MOMENT APART, BUT JOY IS ETERNAL.

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Today would have been my son, Chris's 30th birthday. My post is a tribute to him.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS
Happy birthday, son. Today you would have been 30. What a wonderful husband and father you would have made. Your dad and I will always be proud of you. I am honored and awed that I was chosen to be your mom. I remember your squeaky kindergarten voice and li...

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Thoughts on the Third Step Prayer.

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THOUGHTS ON THE THIRD STEP PRAYER
One of my favorite recovery prayers is The third Step Prayer. Found on page 63 in the book, "Alcoholics Anonymous", it is one of the most frequently and reverently uttered prayers by folks struggling to stay sober. It begins with "God, I offer myself to The...

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There is no greater calling than offering hope to others!

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GIVING HOPE TO OTHERS
I recently spoke to a friend whose life has also been touched by
tragedy. We discussed the fact that some of us seem to be handed much harder
lives than others. It's so easy to envy others for their healthy family or their cushy
lifestyle.  I believe that t...

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The lost art of eating together as a family-one reason why my students struggle!

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BREAKING BREAD: THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY MEALS
ACTS 2:46: "And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,"  I am confronted daily with young children who struggle. Their social skills have declined steadily over th...

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This week's post is a poem for all parents who have caught their breath when someone else reminds them of their departed child.

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THEY SMILE
This week's post is a poem for all of the parents who have caught their breath and blinked back tears when seeing someone who reminds them of their departed child. Twenty Something, Tall and thin. Strolling through the aisles, Looking like my son. Hiking al...
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