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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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Off You Go!

This is the post the old me couldn’t imagine until I sat with tight, nervous hands not yet adept at forming fluent words, making cursive loops onto notebook paper as I wrote the first paragraph of my memoir. Not knowing … Continue reading

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a wonderment

  In the same way I knew it was time to pack up his room years ago, I always thought I would know when the time was right for me. And somehow through the universe I sensed that our son … Continue reading

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What of Love?

So many human hearts are confused or angry or sad or feeling forgotten. So as it always does in sad or joyous times, my heart wrote a poem. As you read, I hope it soothes your heart.      

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THE PROFOUNDNESS OF A DASH

Preston Edward Draper, July 19, 1983 – December 20, 2006.  The simple yet profound mark between his birth and death is known as the dash.  Its intention is clear and to the point, it denotes the space between the beginning … 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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living past the dying

My head has been swirling for the past couple weeks for many reasons.  Two of which are the sudden death of Robin Williams and the ongoing debate over the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  In regards to the ALS debate: I … 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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GREEN BALLOONS

Every year on our son’s Heavenly Birthday I write a poem in his honor.  My birthday present to him.  It’s my way of honoring his legacy of love and the multitude of lessons he left behind: in the hopes that, ‘because … Continue reading

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