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Stephanie Townsend
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I grew up in a family where what happens at home stays at home. It was not appropriate to share the “dirty laundry” with the world. Walk out the door, put on a smile and be polite, even if we were arguing, crying, whatever, moments before. It wasn’t that…

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Recently I found my son sitting on his bed, teary and staring off into space. Mommy radar brought me up to his room. I sensed a disturbance in the mommy force.   “What’s wrong?” I ask as I pull him into my lap. He curls up like he did when he was smaller…

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It’s been a tough few weeks. My body is suffering from a killer “End of School” hangover and the side effects of my latest round of treatment. After a blessed week off, today I start back up with about 5o pills a day, some nasty drops I must take in…

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There are a lot of things that royally suck about chronic illness.  After 15 years, you’d think I’d have experienced most of the suckage illness could throw at me.  Loss of job, freedom to plan, retain a sense of self apart from pain and the ability to…

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It’s bedtime. The lights are out and you are snuggled underneath your comforter with your loveys that remind me you are still my little boy, despite how your toes stick out from under the blanket and your pj top is a bit too tight because of your last…

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Once again, it’s been very quiet on Surrender The Day. That usually means I am just hanging on. Barely. I’ve been struggling with a variety of health issues that all cause some sort of pain or discomfort. I keep thinking “I don’t have time for this!”…

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My kids had a good day. There is something about when they have a good day that makes my mama heart soar. Every day when I go to pick them up I hold my breath as I wait for my boys to walk out those school doors. I search their faces, their body language,…

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Can you please just pretend it’s still November for me so this post makes sense? I wrote it in November but then December got all up in my face and I was like, “Whoa, December, chill! Not quite ready for you yet.” It’s that time of year again. When the…

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A war is coming. I’ve agreed to fight it. But I don’t know if I’m ready. In fact, I know I’m not. I’ve fought one too many wars and found out I was fighting the wrong foe. So many medical rabbit trails. So many wrong diagnoses, treatments that did more…

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It’s been a long time since I’ve showed up here on Surrender the Day. I’ve been doing quite a bit of journaling but decided to give myself some grace in the Blogosphere. You see I carry around this guilt with me that I have a gift and a love for writing…
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