Category Archives: the girls

The fabulous Lanford girls strike again! See what stunts & sweets they’ve been pulling lately.

one year.

Dear Chad, Here I sit. The end of my first year without you. The beginning of the second. A year ago, I couldn’t imagine what a year without you would be like…what it would feel like, look like…what it would … Continue reading

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Out of the blue

Grief is a wild, untamed thing. An animal all its own, with fangs that sink in to hold you paralyzed when you least expect it. An animal that hides deep in the woods, making you forget just enough and feel … Continue reading

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Blog-no-more

Where have I been? Here, there and everywhere. I’ll try to catch you up as quickly as possible… I have taken on way too much with far too little time. I won’t be here much. School x 3 in this … Continue reading

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Today.

There are definitely days that are harder than others. Today is one of those days. This year is full of dates that I try so hard to ignore. Birthdays, holidays, anniversaries… Even though I try to busy myself around dates … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day, Chad.

Happy Father’s Day to all the men in our life who are lucky enough to ever have been called “Daddy” by a small voice. And to all the fathers my girls “borrow” from time to time, THANK YOU for giving … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Birthday, Cailyn!

Dear Cailyn, Five short years ago, you came screaming into my life. A chubby little newborn with a voracious appetite, a colicky demeanor and a dazzling pair of blue eyes. You had me wrapped around your tiny little finger from … Continue reading

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Epiphanies

When I look at my children, I do not merely see fatherless daughters. At least not anymore. The immediate weeks after his death, I could barely look my girls in their sparkling ocean eyes without sobbing. They remind me so … Continue reading

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Photo time!

We had a great weekend, full of birthday parties. Cailyn’s actual birthday is coming up this Saturday, but her party was a week early. She had a lot of fun with her little friends and her cousins (we did a … Continue reading

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“Mommy, what’s a soul?”

Lately, Cailyn has been asking a lot of questions about death. She brings the subject up voluntarily and is so inquisitive. She is just trying to wrap her mind around everything, I know. Earlier in the week, she asked me … Continue reading

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May Happenings

May is gone. I can’t believe that. It was full of all kinds of events, emotions and new memories. There are only a few more days of school for Carys. I can’t believe this school year is nearly over and … Continue reading

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