Siblings

Stop the world Take a picture Try to capture To ensure this moment lasts We’re still in it, but in a minute – That’s the limit – and this present will be past ~ Sankoff and Hein (Come from Away) As you enter this second year of being a teen, I find myself wanting to […]

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Seriously?! How is it possible that you are now eight? I can still remember getting settled into our pre-op room at Christ Hospital, before the c-section to deliver you. I recall how many times I repeated our doctor’s mantra for us, “September 17th is going to be a happy day!” I was afraid to believe […]

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THEN – 7-year-old Sean, on his first day of second grade, and 23-month-old Abby (September 2011) NOW – 13-year-old Sean, on his first day of eighth grade, and 7-year-old Abby, on her first day of second grade (September 2017)

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Happy 9th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Another year around the sun. Another year since you were here. It’s been 9 years since I carried you. 9 years since you were born and died. 9 years since your family held you in our arms. And no matter how much time passes, you are never far from […]

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I was walking up the stairs to check on them, when I overheard Abby tell her friend (who was over for their first playdate, at our home) that she wanted to talk about her sister in Heaven. I paused on the stairs and quietly listened to the conversation that followed. Abby explained that her sister […]

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You. Are. A. Teenager. Holy Cow! And… The Cubs made the playoffs/are predicted to win the World Series! Two things I am not sure if I believed would ever happen… Okay, I knew, or should I say hoped, you’d see this day eventually, as much as you don’t care for the number 13. I just […]

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