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in 66 days

In 66 days, I will be pinned as a graduate nurse. I am over-the-moon excited, and wildly terrified if I’m being honest, about the direction our lives are taking. And while I’m being honest, I’ll tell you that I have … Continue reading

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supporting grief

I laugh at myself when I think back to the time when I thought I was prepared for this. I actually thought I had prepped myself adequately for grief. And I did. To the best of my ability, at the … Continue reading

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MOMventuring

Mother’s Day is around the corner. Finding this old post made me giggle this morning. I’m so glad I documented so many of these MOMventure moments on my blog(s). I have forgotten how delightfully tired I was then. I am … Continue reading

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celebrating 39

Happy, happy 39th birthday! We’ve celebrated this day seven times now, without you here. I will always celebrate YOU on this day. Always. We love and miss you!

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sucker punches

Grief is a terribly sneaky monster. It leaves you alone for a while. You almost feel normal…for a while. Then it sucker punches you. Seemingly out of nowhere. Grief has its own set of rules. No one tells you that; they … Continue reading

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when the end is in sight…

Y’all….(read that very dramatically and enthusiastically) I registered for my FINAL semester of nursing school this week. As in: Final. Last. NO more after this. I’m currently in the middle of OB/Pediatric nursing and swimming along just fine. Next semester … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2016

December has been a busy month for the Lanford Ladies. Carys turned 13…and I cried. A lot. I had  written a long, sappy post but decided to keep it for myself. She did receive a special gift I’ve been holding … Continue reading

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six

6 years = 2,192 days = 52,608 hours = 3,156,480 minutes Not one of those 189,388,800 seconds has passed without the three of us missing you. The hurt is always there, looming in the background. Sometimes, its presence is subtle and … Continue reading

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wishes

They have wished their childhood away so frequently (and loudly), that I fear we are there. I have a preteen. And a pre-preteen. I also have a huge heartache. After this year, our family’s journey through elementary school is over. … Continue reading

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the importance of holding a hand

I believe touch may be the most powerful sense of all. A gentle touch has the ability to calm us and let us know someone cares. Did you know that chronically ill people and many aging adults do not receive touch stimuli … Continue reading

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