Category Archives: Beauty

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind?

So, Christmas was wonderful.  But New Years was bearing down on us and lets just say that our last New Year was less than celebrated.  Adam was dreading the day even more than I was. We are in a drastically … Continue reading

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Strong

Last night I demanded the truth.  I’d been spoon fed a watered down, glossed over version and I decided that it wasn’t enough. I demanded it all. In the final moments before the man behind the curtain was revealed I was … Continue reading

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safer to jump…

My daughter is a member of the world’s cutest gymnastics team.  During her hour long class the coach will often climb up onto the balance beam and  demonstrate how to carefully traverse its length.  Usually, when she is half way across, this coach … Continue reading

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Broken Hallelujah: Thoughts on failure and heartbreak

This year has had one distinct and crushing theme. Heartbreak. I have made a terrible habit of ignoring the still-small voice inside of me, what some might refer to as “women’s intuition” but I believe to be the Spirit of God. … Continue reading

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Here comes the sun…

There are people in your life that are just plain kind. My sister-in-law is one of them. The first time I met her was at my husband’s (then boyfriend’s) college graduation. Adam had to get ready for the shindig so … Continue reading

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one fine day…

I’ve got a pretty good handle on happy.  I’m good at choosing it, I’m good at chasing it, I’m good at cherishing it. The trick is, I choose to be happy by allowing myself moments to be sad. When something … Continue reading

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What I can control. Living a life of purpose.

A few years ago my extended family trudged through a very hard year.  There was a lot of heartbreak and hurt feelings and through it all I had a small realization: I can’t not control anyone or anything about this … Continue reading

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