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  • Card Play

    “Oh! You’re sitting at the table! Wanna play a game?” It’s pretty much a constant.  Anytime this girl sees someone sitting relatively still, and often when they aren’t, she attempts to entice them into “just one quick game”, which, more often than not, turns into more than just one game, especially as siblings wander by […]

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  • Grandbaby the Third – It’s a Boy!

    I wrote these first words Monday night: The text came through, “Heading to the birth center”, and my heart leaped for joy and then caught in my throat.  My first baby is about to deliver her third baby.  My thoughts were such an unruly jumble of a mixture of; I can’t wait to meet him, […]

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  • Stillness Found

    We had a quiet day at home today. No errands to run, no trips into town. Home. I didn’t get everything done that I thought I would, but I spent a beautiful time pushing my youngest son on the swing as he talked to me and told me stories and ask me questions – his […]

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  • Breathing Peace

    (If you follow me on Instagram, you read most of these words last night, but I wanted to share them here as well, and I’ve edited them a bit.) God’s artwork. A soothing and peaceful gift at the end of a day that was a lot harder emotionally than I expected. I watched the dawn […]

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  • And Then He was Five

    Is it possible that he was born only five short years ago?  I feel like we’ve known him forever, always a part of us and our family.  It’s like that for me with all our children.  That feeling that once they arrived, they had always been here.  And yet it doesn’t seem possible that five […]

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  • Visiting

    It’s been, as usual, a very busy month for us.  My Middles are both taking Driver’s Ed, which in Maine means 3 weeks of class plus driving time with the instructor.  And this month the only class available was in town – 30 minutes away.  So I’m spending a lot of time driving them back […]

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  • Saying Goodbye

    About 12 years ago, our family was looking into adopting a dog.  We had previously lived with Golden Retrievers and loved the breed, so we thought we’d try to find one, and while we wanted a puppy, we also wanted to adopt a rescue dog from a shelter.  I spent a lot of time online […]