Family

Finding peace and presence in the holidays.

November 28, 2015

I won’t go into a long tirade and apologize for my absence because I always seem to do that and end up saying the same thing. There’s really not much more to say except I’ve been busy with my new job and I’m traveling quite a bit for it being a non-travelling job.  I should be home and […]

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He better drive a lot slower than 55…!

June 4, 2015
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Yesterday my youngest son earned his driver’s license. This makes me very happy, horribly nervous and proud. But mostly nervous. My son is wonderful. He really is! He is smart. He is polite. He is a tremendous athlete. And he is also a moronic 16 year old boy. It’s the last part that scares the […]

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My Sister’s Addiction – Part III

May 4, 2015
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I love the Real Housewives. I watch all of them except New York which I lost interest in Season 1. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is one of my favorites, but like them all, the overly dramatic screaming and diva fighting is getting old. Most of it is contrived, and in my opinion, one step […]

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Ok, don’t think I’m crazy but my Mom spoke to be from the afterlife.

January 26, 2015
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Yesterday I spent the day celebrating the first birthday of The OC’s since she passed away. It was a good day filled with lots of laughs doing things that she loved. It was a nice way to spend a moment and keep her close in our thoughts. Death and grief are such a tornado of […]

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It seems like just yesterday that it was 2014.

January 21, 2015
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I made a New Years resolution to post on my blog twice a week and now it’s January 19th and I’m just now getting around to writing my first post of 2015. I obviously suck at resolutions. In a nutshell our holidays were busy, we celebrated some big family milestones and then we all got that […]

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20 years ago today I met this girl…

December 23, 2014
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Actually I lied. It was a few months prior to that when I met the girl, but 20 years ago today that she agreed that we would give this thing a whirl and see where it takes us. I think we both made the right call. In life, love and all things that take time to blossom and become […]

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My sister is homeless and I’m conflicted about that. Especially today.

November 27, 2014
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This is the first holiday that my sister will spend being homeless. Why she is homeless is up to debate. It’s fair to say that her story and my story would be entirely different when trying to explain how this all came about. I blame drug addiction, she blames our unrelenting government for their inability […]

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The Highs and Lows of Sibling Rivalry

October 19, 2014
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This High School thing…I don’t want to say we were dreading it the second time around but our oldest made it hard to have hope in the situation. The four years we spent confined to that campus felt like a prison sentence. Nothing was easy. From grades to carpool he fought us every step of […]

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Happy 6th Anniversary!

August 9, 2014
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Cheryl and celebrate a few anniversaries, not because we have a lot of special dates, it’s more because the laws keep changing and allowing us more and more rights as the years pass. This year in December we will celebrate our 20th anniversary. That’s a big deal y’all! When people ask us how long we […]

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Another Side to the Hobby Lobby Verdict

July 2, 2014
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I’m going to chime in on the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling because  it’s my job to put my spin on todays hot topics, plus I know you are dying to hear my perspective. Maybe. But probably my take is just going to piss you off. Anyways, I’m not going to get into details of how […]

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