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Sitting In The Circle

It’s often the smallest things that stop you in your tracks. The things that you don’t even think about and then you see something or hear something and all of a sudden you’re overcome with a memory…a moment…a season of … Continue reading

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Separation

At this point, the number of years we’ve spent apart outnumber the years we’ve lived under the same roof. Despite that fact, I had never used the word “separated”. Anytime I would fill out forms…for the doctor…rehab…insurance…Job applications…anything…I always use … Continue reading

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Surviving

The first few days your husband starts rehab – it’s like the 5 stages of grief except you don’t get anytime to stay in any of the stages so you don’t get to process the feelings. All you get to … Continue reading

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Concrete Floors

Two and a half years ago…I remember a time where I wasn’t always wondering when the next rug would be pulled out from under me. It was Thanksgiving. My youngest girl and I had gone to Ohio for the week. … Continue reading

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Circles

Sometimes your loss and grief is so tied up in someone else’s choice – your pain is so intertwined with someone else’s story – so much so that when you try to move forward, your steps either make the other … Continue reading

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Faith

I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 Mustard … Continue reading

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Fear

Fear. The rock I put down at the marriage conference a brief 6 weeks ago. Only to pick back up a few short weeks later. Not unfounded. Unbearably heavy. June 3rd Day Zero June 4th Day One. Again. He’ll go … Continue reading

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Dreaming of 2015

I had so many plans for you, dear 2015. Rob and I dreamed…then planned…then dreamed a little more. 2015 would be the year we got it all together. We had made some serious financial decisions in 2014 and dreamed of … Continue reading

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Sad Movies

Alex and I spent a long overdue “just us” afternoon together. After church we headed to Barnes and Noble and ran in to Tori and took silly pictures, then headed to the mall for a movie. She wanted to see … Continue reading

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Happy Two Years Sober

August 17, 2012 – August 17, 2014 My husband. Sober. Two years. Y’all. It hasn’t been easy. It hasn’t been the picture I had in my head. It. Is. So. Much. Better. It’s getting better. One. Day. At. A. Time. … Continue reading

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