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Suffering

I looked up from whichever distraction I had chosen to occupy my mind on that nine hour journey south. The blue SUV to the right was edging into our lane, inches from knocking us into the concrete median. My renaissance man swerved to avoid the inevitable crash, yet at 70 miles per hour that sharp… Continue reading Suffering

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Unfit

The waiting room was small, hot, filled with swollen bellies and joyful hearts. New life was bursting at the seams all around me, including in my single stroller. He was just six months old, my son, whom I prayed and dreamed for years over.  A true picture that sometimes God answers our prayers in just the way we… Continue reading Unfit

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Kiki

Being chauffeured around town in a stylish limousine, was always a dream of mine.  There was something so glamorous about the idea. I could envision myself all dolled-up, elegantly stretched out across the smooth leather with a bright, glossy smile on my face. There would be laughter and friendship, romance and prestige.  A night that… Continue reading Kiki

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Father

He didn’t have to do it… But he did. It didn’t start with long chats about one day bringing home a baby girl, or a choice to do our part to try and make that happen. It didn’t start with I wonder if she’ll look like me or you, or what colors would look best… Continue reading Father

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Daughters

It’s hard to be a mom. Not necessarily the sleepless nights and toddler tantrums—while those can present their challenges.  It’s the weight of responsibility that comes with shepherding a life, the ‘raising up a child in a way they should go’, the hoping, that unlike you, ‘they will not depart from it’. It’s harder yet… Continue reading Daughters

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Found

I couldn't tell you what the speaker said that night What songs were sung Who I sat next to or what I wore Why I was even in that lecture hall But I can tell you, that through the brisk cold air the short walk back to my dorm room seemed like an eternity as the weight… Continue reading Found