Siblings

Happy 7th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Seven years… That’s how long you’ve been gone. How long it’s been since you lived. Your sister Abby keeps your memory alive as much as anyone these days, which amazes me. She never knew you in this lifetime, but she seems fascinated by you. She imagines and wonders and questions. […]

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My lucky number! The age Harry Potter was when he found out he was a wizard (as you like to remind me). The age you will be when you get to go to Universal Studios and see The World of Harry Potter attractions there (in August 2015). The age you are turning today. Wow! How […]

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I took this picture, at sunrise on Hilton Head Island, the morning after she died, before I knew she died. ~~~~~~~~~~ I woke up this morning groggy and immediately remembered the voicemail we received upon returning home from our wonderful vacation last night. It was from an old and dear friend’s best friend and I […]

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Those three letters make my heart leap and bring a smile to my face. I went there for the first time in 1979. My maternal grandparents retired, decided to move there, and stayed until my grandpa’s death in 1998. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina It’s calling me home… This time next week I will be […]

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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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