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The First Week of TK (or BK as some would say)

Sep 11

That little raised hand is actually an accurate depiction of how the 1st week of “Big Kid” School went for James.  “YES, PLEASE!!!!  I’d like some more!” He may have even burst into Annie’s “I think I’m gonna like it here” … Continue reading

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The Best Moments

Jun 12

I love this time of year.  School and schedules are winding down and the anticipation of summertime fun is ramping up.  The lull between the two is one of the sweetest spots for me because it engenders slower-paced moments, playing … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Day

May 21

Every year gets better.      I had a wonderful, wonderful Mother’s Day.  I try to never go into too much detail about the gifts, treats, or meals Jay cooks and serves me on special occasions (I don’t wanna annoy … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2012

May 14

*** I decided to start a new tradition on Hope Heals and write a little essay about motherhood on Mother’s Day every year.  I feel it just wouldn’t be right to publish an essay about this topic without telling you … Continue reading

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“Kisses From Katie”

Mar 12

On this “Motherhood Monday”, I can’t help but be reminded that motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes.  I myself fit into a sort of different mother category, as does this inspiring new mom. In 2006, Katie Davis was a … Continue reading

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The Very First Miracle

Feb 20

James is pretty good at making disastrous messes, and sometimes he says things that make his Mommy cry in the bathroom after he’s galloped off to the next room.  Life with a 4-year old is not for the faint of … Continue reading

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Some Good News…

Feb 16

A little over a month ago, we received word from my neurosurgeon, Dr. Gonzalez, that my MRI results from this past fall showed that my aneurysm has not grown.  Last Thursday, we had an in-person follow-up to that call. At … Continue reading

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Like A Normal Mommy…

Feb 05

The other day, Jay, James, and I walked up to our neighborhood Starbucks, a mini-outing that seems to make its way into our schedule at least once a week.  For a long time, Jay would just push me in the … Continue reading

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Being Mommy

Aug 12

In recent weeks, I have tried anew to bond with James.  Even though he loves me very much, he does not have the shared experiences (thus the memories) with me that he has with other sweet caretakers.  He also has … Continue reading

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Inside That Little Mind

Aug 01

Perhaps one of the saddest and most difficult challenges I have faced throughout this entire ordeal is thinking about the ill effects that this has all had on James.   Even though I have not been able to take care … Continue reading

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