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I got a call this afternoon letting me know that the pathology from my biopsies on Friday do not appear to be cancer. The lymph node biopsied in my left armpit was benign with reactive changes. So that is great news and a huge relief. Last night I had trouble sleeping and started allow my mind […]

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Six pregnancies. Two living children. One neonatal death. One interstitial ectopic pregnancy. Two miscarriages. Two failed IVF cycles. One failed IVF converted to IUI. It’s surreal for me to reflect on those years. I am grateful for all that we have. I am thankful for what we’ve learned on our journey to build our family. […]

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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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Eight years ago yesterday, on April 10, 2007, I began blogging. On past blogoversaries I have shared things that I have learned from blogging and three years ago, since my blogoversary fell on the second Tuesday of April, I chose “Blogoversaries” to be the Time Warp topic for that month. Two Years ago I decided to keep it simple and choose one word […]

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I was sitting across the table from her, in their kitchen. I asked how she was doing. She said, “really busy.” I said, “I know what you mean.” She replied, “I’m not sure that you do…” And then she told me. He got an amazing new job offer, the opportunity of a lifetime. High risk […]

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If you watched the Oscars last night, hopefully you got to hear The Imitation Game screenwriter Graham Moore’s moving acceptance speech. I love this excerpt from an Entertainment Weekly (EW) article about Moore and his speech today: Backstage, Moore addressed what it was like for him to be so personal in front of a global audience. “The […]

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