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I Always Knew You Loved Me, Mom

(See video below) Mom was twenty when I was born—twenty times as old as me. But when I turned ten, I suddenly realized she was now only three times as old as me. And when I reached twenty she would … Continue reading

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Thank You

“Please” and “thank you.” Those were the magic words, Mom and Dad said. Corny? Yep. But, you know what, when I taught my kids to say them, they were kind of magical. “Happiness isn’t necessary for gratitude, gratitude is necessary for happiness. This seems … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 62

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Fifteen: Destiny (Continued) Previously: Zack and Gina were depressed and plagued by nightmares, when suddenly the mercurial Aunt Aloysia showed…

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Running Away

I’d threatened many times to join the circus or go live on a raft on the Mississippi like Tom and Huck. But that wasn’t the case this time. It was some long-forgotten atrocity—homework? weekend chores? (I still hate vacuuming)—that led … Continue reading

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Love is Like That

Both of my kids were unplanned gifts. Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her. So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried. When Beth … Continue reading

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Mom, I Always Knew You Loved Me

See video below. Mom was 20 when I was born—twenty times as old as me. But when I turned 10, I suddenly realized that she was now only three times as old as me. And when I reached 20 she would … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I had a great mom, and am truly grateful for her.  But I also want to celebrate the beautiful girl who loved me, then without losing a drop somehow magically filled up with even more love for our first child, … Continue reading

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