Love

Happy 6th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Another year has come and gone since we last celebrated your life and honored your memory. Another year has passed that we didn’t get to have you here with us, in our home and through our travels, though we believe you are always with us in spirit. Six years. Kindergarten. […]

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THEN – 4 1/2-year-old Sean and me on his first day of T-Ball at Mt. Greenwood Park, the day before his sister Molly was born and died (April 16, 2008): NOW – 10 1/2-year-old Sean, 4 1/2 year-old Abby and me on her first day of T-Ball at Mt. Greenwood Park, the day before their […]

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“I’m looking for a dare to be great situation.” ~ Lloyd Dobler (Say Anything) 25 years ago today (April 14, 1989), one of my all-time favorite movies, Say Anything, was released. I was in eighth grade and, if I recall correctly, went to see it with a one of my good friends, who I met […]

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It’s the third week of Lent and for the third time, this Lenten season, a small group of women from our parish gathered to share our faith and discuss the Gospel reading we will hear at church on Sunday. We have met every Tuesday evening at our home, around our dining room table. Over 20 other […]

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On the Eve of Valentine’s Day 2008, Bob and I went to one of our bi-weekly Wednesday perinatal echocardiograms to find out how our baby girl Molly was doing. Her cardiologist, Dr. Cuneo, shared with us that our daughter’s heart had begun to fail. She told us that if we wanted to take the aggressive route […]

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In recent weeks my thoughts and daydreams have been filled with fictional characters, including Katniss Everdeen, Gale Hawthorne and Peeta Mellark. I was reading The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and often felt like I was part of their world, living in Panem, and fighting against the leaders of the Capitol for freedom and […]

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