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Rachael Hope
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Trying to Begin
It has been almost seven years since the summer that I lost myself.  I find it hard to keep track of the years now, when I think about the darkness, then the roller coaster of trying and separating and something in between.  One summer of despair, one of mo...
Trying to Begin
Trying to Begin
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Revolution, Revelation: Living in Dietland
This weekend, I met Plum Kettle.  With some time to myself, I decided to try out  Dietland .  I devoured the first 8 episodes like I would devour Plum's chocolate layer cake were it in front of me right now. Plum's experiences and feelings hit incredibly cl...
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Forsaken
Mike Blake, Reuters I have been avoiding the news. When he was elected, my disbelief rapidly glommed on to my depression, reinforcing the nihilistic feelings I was having about things being so far from okay.  2016 was not the best year for me, and it was co...
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Forsaken
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Eight
Dear Danny, As I sit down to write this, it is hard to know where to begin.  I feel like the words I could use to describe you are almost limitless.  You are fierce, smart, loving, talented, sensitive, and feisty.  And now, you are 8 years old. You are my g...
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Eight
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Silent Dance
April 2018 - Rainbow Lodge Retreat Center - Silence Exercise The sound of the creek, water flowing over stone.  The song of movement, water bringing life to the world. The sunlight, bright.  After so many months of cumulus filter, now it is pure, warm, and ...
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Silent Dance
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Twelve
 Dear Sam, It's almost impossible for me to believe that you are 12.  I have been thinking about you growing up a lot, because now it seems like you're solidly into 'not a little kid anymore' territory.  One of the things that fascinates me the most about r...
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Twelve
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Danny's Birth Story
In looking back through my birthday letters to my boys this year, I realized that I hadn't yet posted their birth stories on this blog.  In honor of each of their birthdays this year, I'll post each of their birth stories here.  This is re-posted from the B...
Danny's Birth Story
Danny's Birth Story
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Sam's Birth Story
In looking back through my birthday letters to my boys this year, I realized that I hadn't yet posted their birth stories on this blog.  In honor of each of their birthdays this year, I'll post each of their birth stories here.  This is re-posted from the B...
Sam's Birth Story
Sam's Birth Story
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The Thing About Triggers
The thing about triggers is that you don’t know them.   They are lying in wait until the trap is
sprung and you are caught gasping for breath in a swirling, rising tide of emotion. I did not know that the ultrasound would be more than I
could handle.   I we...
The Thing About Triggers
The Thing About Triggers
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Get your tropes off my lawn
Ready Player One was one of my favorite books of last year, I listened to the audio book and enjoyed it so much that immediately upon finishing it I couldn't wait for it to be a movie.  We went and saw it last weekend and I enjoyed it.  Well, most of it.  T...
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