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Dream Come True

Nine years ago I attended the Myrtle Beach Marathon to cheer for a student who was running for me.  He ran to raise money for my cancer treatment and I was about a month out from my last chemo treatment. … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by Thankfulness

It’s been a difficult school year.  Being a teacher was never for the faint of heart.  Now it’s for the just plain crazy, or the definitely called.  Honestly, sometimes I’m not sure which is true of me.  In any case, … Continue reading

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13.1

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here you go: The half-marathon is behind me.  It was an absolutely perfect day–cool and breezy with low humidity.  I could not have personally designed a day that was more … Continue reading

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Thank you, Marcus Paige et. al.

It’s been almost 48 hours now.  I still haven’t had a normal night’s sleep, but last night was better than the one before and tonight will be better yet. Those awful moments of remembrance and realization are coming less often. … Continue reading

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It’s a Carolina Thing

This is not going to be the post I meant to write today.  I’ve been planning that one for a while.  It fit perfectly with the storybook ending that I envisioned for my beloved 2016 Tar Heels–the ending that crashed, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Gift

The last few years as I have transitioned out of my mothering years and into full-time grandma mode have been bittersweet.  I knew this was coming and I’ve dreaded it for years.  Now that it’s here, though, realize that it’s … Continue reading

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Introducing Finn!

Last April, just before his college graduation, my son’s little red Honda Civic gave up the ghost.  It was sad.  I had a lot of prayer invested in that little car.  After graduation practice we went to the garage where … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2015

This is my fifth “Joy of the Month Club” post.  It began in 2011, a very difficult year for our family, as an exercise in seeing joy in the midst of pain.  I’ve continued it because it is always good … Continue reading

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Tough Week: Good Lessons

This week was a tough one.  I find myself at the end of it battered, bruised, but better.   Sitting here by the fire with my hound at my feet, a large stack of freshly graded papers on the table … Continue reading

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Motherhood: Lessons Learned

Tomorrow around the time school gets out I will have been a mother for…well, I’m not really allowed to say exactly how long any more, but it doesn’t seem all that long to me.  I’ve been thinking a lot about … Continue reading

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