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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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I Hear the Mourning Dove and Think of Him

There's something about the arrival of summer that makes me miss my grandfather, or Grandaddy, as he was affectionately known, like the dickens. Maybe it's the arrival of fresh tomatoes and green beans in the grocery store or the smell that the grass emits when it's...

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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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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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Falling in love is like owning a dog

This was the poem printed on the back of our wedding programs with a picture of Leela underneath. I found it this afternoon going through some old cards from our wedding presents and fell in love with it all over again.Falling in love is like owning a dogan...

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Love Day Weekend

Valentine's Day was refreshingly NOT gooey. Friday night though, we sat down and FINALLY watched our wedding video! Oh, how I teared. I listened to the song I walked down the aisle to again this morning and just fell in love with it all over again. It puts me at ease...

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How I know I’m becoming an adult –

Oscar: "If you had three wishes, what would they be?"Me: "Well, I'd want Connie to be able to hire me on full-time. And I'd want new carpets and flooring in the house. And um, let me think..."Oscar: " Oh, wow. Those are super-realistic wishes. I just wanted a pair of...

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