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    Independence Day Is Over…Or Is It?

    The bunting and old glory have been put away for another year. The fireworks are but a memory. The marathons have been run.   Continue Reading

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    Sisterhood From the Trenches

    I love to hear my pastor tell stories from when he was in the Vietnam War. He often talks about his experiences in the trenches aligned with other brave men who fought with everything they had against the known and common enemy. These men were from all walks of life, with many different accents, hair and skin color, political views, religious beliefs, and values.   Continue Reading

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    Declare Your Independence

    July 4th… Independence Day!A special day honoring the founding of our country. Kids and adults alike, dressed in red, white and blue. Our flag proudly displayed on front porches across America.   Continue Reading

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    I Never Thought I’d Say, “Happy Father’s Day”

    Honestly, a year ago I wouldn’t know where to begin or why I should say, “Happy Father’s Day” to my dad. There weren’t too many happy days when I was growing up. There were disappointing days, angry days, lonely days, and days I found it very hard to love my dad.Dad was an alcoholic.   Continue Reading

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    A Secret…

    This is a secret. One I have kept from my dad for some time.My mom knows about it but she has promised me that shewouldn’t share it with him. Look, I love my father but I just don’t think he would understand. He wouldn’t see what a struggle it has been for me.   Continue Reading

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    Dear Mom,

    I have been your son for 28 years. For the first time in my life, I am admitting that in the last 10, I haven’t always been present. Although I have been a part of your life, behind the smiles and the small talk, I’ve been dealing with a problem that is tearing me apart.At first, I thought I could handle it.   Continue Reading

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    I Dread Mother’s Day…

    Mother’s Day approaches and I dread it!  Don’t get me wrong,my mother is a good person… just a little overbearing.Actually, she’s “big time” overbearing. She knows I have an eating disorder.And this year, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day at her house.At least we’re not going out to her favorite restaurant, whichis some relief.I know what it will be like.   Continue Reading

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    My Unforgettable Spring Break…

    Everyone looks forward to Spring Break, right? The kids areout of school. It’s time for a trip to the beach with the family.The getaway we’ve waited for all winter.   Continue Reading

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    If I Were A Flower…

    If I were a flower, I’d want to be the most colorful bloom in the garden. There I’d stand, a presence to be recognized and appreciated. One that drew smiles and laughter from those who saw me as they walked by the picket fence in the front yard.   Continue Reading

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