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Don’t Try and Fix Me

"Following the loss of a child, parents will often hear the well-intentioned words, "You've got to be strong. You have to pull it together for the rest of the family. You can't keep this crying and sadness going forever." Where did this false notion of "keeping strong for everyone else" come from? How about "grieve… Continue reading Don’t Try and Fix Me

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Polk-a-Dot Cake

  Thursday was my sister's birthday.  I tend to be the official birthday cake baker in the family so I of course volunteered to make my sister's cake.  Besides I had been waiting for an opportunity to make a polk-a-dot cake after I had seen one pinned on Pinterest. It's one of those things that… Continue reading Polk-a-Dot Cake

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The Perfect Storm

This week has been just one of those weeks. I think I'm starting to notice a trend. It started out well enough. Sunday Patrick and I spent the afternoon at the park celebrating our nephew's first birthday. The wind was a little cold, but overall it was a beautiful day to be outside and of… Continue reading The Perfect Storm

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What Happens to all the Stuff?

A couple days ago this was my Facebook status: Dear Facebook, Please kindly remove the ads for pregnancy tests and all of this baby stuff before I throw my computer through the window! Sincerely, The girl who keeps desperately trying to block these ads even though they still keep showing up - aka a grieving… Continue reading What Happens to all the Stuff?

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Engage-iversary

    Two years ago today after a walk around Loose Park this happened: He asked, and of course I said yes. It was the easiest question I've ever had to answer. I love you, Patrick. More today than yesterday.  I wouldn't want to walk down this road, the good or the bad, with anyone… Continue reading Engage-iversary