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This mighty little poem is for all (women) – both young, mature and cozily in between. It’s for the women fighting a physical or mental illness, the ones that are physically or emotionally abused, the ones trying to find their … Continue reading

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Letter to my Daughter

I knew you before I met you. That’s how this precious, undefinable thing called motherhood works. I should have known you would be a night owl, you were born an hour before the clock struck midnight. The next morning as … Continue reading

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Maryland My Maryland

Please feel free to hum along to the tune of Maryland My Maryland while reading.   Dear Virginia, Sorry Virginia.  I’m just not that into you.  It’s not you – it’s me.  There are parts of you I love.  Seriously. … Continue reading

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Between a Funeral and a Memory Place

I reached for my phone to call our dog sitter friend: realizing this was the fourth call in a year telling her we needed to travel back to Maryland for a funeral. As we walked into the small limestone church … Continue reading

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miss you already

I hesitated posting this – the old me would have kept this to herself.  She would have said, chin up.  She would have smiled a smile in vain.  And kept her emotions in check.  Her broken heart hidden.  But the spirit … Continue reading

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A Family of None

  A family of none convenes in silence   Like vultures they descend feathers ruffled and furled a dark night night awaits all who hope the hope of the hopeless    A family of none   Gathering seeds stowing them … Continue reading

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all things BIG and small

When you’re in the midst of oodles of small things, they feel like big things.  Until you’re smack-dab in the middle of a big thing.  Then you remember how blessed you were to be absorbed in a lot of small … Continue reading

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RAISE THE ROOF!

“We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Parents are delivered into their empty nest in a multitude of ways, across different spans of place and time.  Some … Continue reading

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