Loved, Missed, and Always, Always, Always in Our Hearts

October 15, 2015

It’s October 15th again. The tenth October 15th since our family experienced our first miscarriage in December 2004. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed since we were introduced to the world of pregnancy loss. As I shared in 2013, in my post on October 15th, It is a bittersweet day for many families […]

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Today You Are Twelve

October 2, 2015

Wow. Really? Twelve? I can still picture that day vividly. We were so unbelievably excited to meet you! Sean Owen or Abigail Grace… Or “Shabby” as Grandpa Kevin had taken to calling you in utero, after we narrowed down boy and girl names. We wanted to be surprised about your gender. I didn’t think I […]

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Feeling Sorry For Myself

September 21, 2015

I used to… A lot… One of my biggest takeaways from the personal development books, podcasts, and You Tube videos I’ve consumed since becoming a health and fitness coach is to stop throwing pity parties. I am an adult. I can take responsibility for my situation, my feelings, and my actions. I am able to change things. […]

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Today You Are Six

September 17, 2015

You are in Kindergarten now and loving it! You started last week and have so many fun stories about each day when I pick you up from school. We have started playing “school” when you get home. You are the teacher and I am your (“very helpful,” especially when household tasks need to get done) […]

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14 Years: Never Forget

September 11, 2015

14 years later, I remember. I remember where I was, what I was doing, and how I heard the news. I will never forget that day, the lives that were lost, and how our world changed. 🇺🇸 In November my mom and I visited the 9-11 National Memorial and Museum in NYC. We were profoundly […]

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Two Good Guys (Updated)

August 19, 2015

November 2013 It was snowing, as I got out of my car, at the cemetery. I wasn’t dressed warmly enough. I saw Betsy and Ray in the distance, two familiar faces from our college church community, and made my way towards them. They motioned for me to come closer, to share the warmth as we […]

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