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Say No to the Dress

The seed of hope was planted..sometime in my teenage years: I would wear THE wedding dress of my dreams. The evening would be unforgettable, and I’d cherish the memories of dancing all night long with my beloved. In that gorgeous gown. And then…flash forward: >>> We would have a baby girl. >>> Baby girl would reach second grade. Too soon. >>> Baby girl would
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masks & makeup

those of you that have been on planes before are familiar with the reminder “put the oxygen mask on yourself before putting one on your children.” i do, quite readily, remind others to do this. lately though, i’ve not done the best job of heeding the advice. when i’ve felt well in the past, putting on makeup in the morning has
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homecoming: july 19

the following post is detailed…and may be too much. please use caution in reading, especially if your heart is tender…God bless you… 12:30 am…our evening nurse came in with the second dose of cytotec. her name was misty, and she wore a familiar cute pink bow in her hair: it was the same style that my sister jess bought us bridesmaids.
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new life: july 17

all started well today. very well, in fact. anaya and catori had vbs, and tirzah and i enjoyed one another’s company. we packed a lunch for all of us, then headed out to pick up the girls from vbs. daddy and i shared lots of excitement, for this was the day we were to hear our baby’s 17 week heartbeat.
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new life: may 3

We slept like babies last night. Your daddy is very wise, and got our hotel room switched so that everyone would have plenty of room to sleep and play. Between the six of us, we had 2 queen beds AND a couch that pulled out into a bed AND the pack n’ play. Last night, we met up with your
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err-and?

last week. kids dropped off, except for the babe. she and i had a three hour window. we had errands to run, lunch to eat, playtime to be had, and calls to be made. walmart, the first time…she and i set a family record with how quickly we were in and back out. spreading out the wares on the kitchen table
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new life

sweet Baby of ours. we discovered you were on your way April 15th, and rejoiced, Daddy n’ I. you have three big sisters who will love on you here, and two siblings in Heaven, who love you just as much! this time around, we’re not telling many people…especially not family. your brother, Isaac, was the first to go Home last
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insights from a sick sis

Your sister, Catori, was sick today. Poor thing! Double-ear-infection. She had been pulling on—and crying about—her right ear. So we paid attention to that side. Turns out, the left side was much worse. Notes for mama: when your child talks about an ear hurting, err on the side of caution and help BOTH 🙂 Also…when your oldest (or any) child gets a
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Grandparents in Heaven ROCK!

One day some time ago, my sister was laden with grief. She was watching a young girl, around the age of six, bravely fight cancer. This sweet girl had spent more time in the hospital than out of it, and my sister was blessed to develop a friendship with the whole family. As she relayed the story to me, we
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Daughter

Gracelee Hope is her name. She’s a darling red-head with bright green eyes 🙂 Jesus welcomed her home the day after my birthday. I wish you could have been in that room with us…”this time we see a nice strong heartbeat!” said Uncle Bill, the radiologist who God appointed to be there, then. We rejoiced together, daddy and i… Being
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