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Unencumbering My Old Nonsense

Growth. That was my word for 2017. Even when I didn't want it. Especially when I didn't want it.  This was the year that forced me to face some pretty terrifying demons. I've learned more about myself this year than I have in the past ten. I met (and learned from)...

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This Big, Beautiful Rainbow

"Now I'll get to the part that you're really wanting to know, which is, yes, Grayson is on the Autism Spectrum, grouped under the high-functioning area of autism, but he is considered to be on the spectrum." Grayson is on the Autism Spectrum. I think I said that...

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Goodbye to This House

This isn't any old house. This is the house of my childhood. The only constant that I've ever known in my almost-31 years. I've lived in a handful of houses over the years and haven't missed a single one. Even getting there was an adventure. At that time, highway 77...

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Our last weeks as a family of three.

I can't believe that our tiny little Velez clan unit is just mere weeks (maybe days!) away from being a family of four. These last couple of months have flown by, and while I feel like I'm prepared for the baby (or, as prepared as you ever are when a newborn is fast...

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Kicking Myself in the Feels.

This weekend, one of my brothers is getting married. Well, he's technically a cousin, but he's one of those love-him-like-your-own-brother cousins. We grew up together and spent entire summers together at my grandmother's house at Lake Norman just north of Charlotte,...

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