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Love is…(wall to wall valentines)

My oldest loves all things party-worthy.  Holidays, birthdays, reunions.  And I love the way she folds her brother and sister into all the excitement.  As soon as we flipped the page to February she started what I can only call a Valentine Workshop upstairs in the bonus room.  She’s made daily trips upstairs to work […]

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where there’s a will…

When my sister died everything happened suddenly.  I got a call in the middle of the night.  Was told to pack and get to Ohio.  I scrambled around my room wondering what to pack for a coma.  I contemplated bringing my violin.  A silly thought I had about “playing her awake.”  But she was gone […]

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cling to me.

I’m glad she’s not afraid.  I really am.  There have been times in the past couple of years that she’s struggled with worry.  Biting her nails, asking me a ton of “what ifs.”  And I suppose there will still be those days.  But today – her first day of the school year – she was just […]

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the way we were. (rocky mount, nc photographer)

Not too long ago I invited a photographer to come stay with my family for a couple of days.  Basically, to follow me around and photo journal a typical weekend with my family.  I had asked a couple of families some years ago if they had ever considered doing it, hoping they would let me tag […]

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