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A Child Not Born Today

Today was my due date. I’m not where I thought I’d be. I’m stronger and still frighteningly vulnerable. For all in my life that I have to be so, so thankful for, today brings with it a sting of pain. … Continue reading

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Grief Met Grief

Today I ran into an old friend. Some years ago, she and I worked together at a residential facility for adults with disabilities, she trained me when I started and we formed a connection. I was drawn to her wonderful … Continue reading

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How Do I Lose Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

When we ‘lose the baby’, what do we really lose? We lose hope. Hope for the future, for a child in our arms. We lose plans. Plans for a life, for a family, for happiness. We lose faith. As our … Continue reading

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This Day

On a day like this, the cold morning air stings my lungs, but the generous kiss of sunrise warms my heart. My feet beat the ground below me and I feel rewarded just having seen the sky as it is … Continue reading

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What a Friend I Have in Pain

On June 3, 2013, I made a new friend. She and I found fast connection. She is a lot like me, we look similar, though she is darker, hides in shadows. We sound alike, though her voice has a roughness … Continue reading

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Getting Through, Not Getting Over

GETTING THROUGH, NOT OVER Here we are, a crowd of women, deep within the thick wading within waters, cold, and dark and quick _ The waters seep into our souls, soak heavy weight into our clothes and seek to pull … Continue reading

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I Will Not Bleed Today

I got up early this morning to run (which sounds a lot cooler than ” jog at a pace barely faster than walking”). As I stepped out onto the porch, my breath fogged in the cool air. The world was … Continue reading

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