Cough. Breathe. Cancer. Dance.

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Someone told me my 46-year-old aunt could barely breathe, that she spent her nights coughing and coughing and coughing until she threw up. They drained 500cc’s of liquid not too many days before my sister’s …

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June 25 2014

You Make Me Brave

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When I was a little girl, my grandma watched two TV shows religiously: “The People's Court” and “The Young and the Restless.” The latter was referred to as her "stories" and should not be interrupted …

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June 23 2014

The M-Word

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“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.” - …

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June 19 2014

Content Matters

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 The main content of my life has been getting married and raising children. ~ Jim Harrison, Returning to Earth The other day I heard a young man say I want to live for a cause greater than …

MAYBE IT’S TIME TO SETTLE

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During circle time at 7th grade summer camp, I was encouraged to write down my list of what I wanted in a future husband. Surrounded by other girls with bad perms, braces, and training bras, …

Rick Steves, Anniversaries and Italy

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This is a story about being married. It's an anniversary story, an old one, nearly twenty years ago now, but a true one, and a good one. It began as an adventure, sank pretty quickly …

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