Tag: Friendship

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Day 304/365 Show Up

Some of you, especially those who have been reading this blog from the beginning, have come to regard me as somewhat of an expert on grief. Well…let me clarify… I am not certain that I have had any revelations that literally anyone else who has experienced loss hasn’t had – but what I have done is share my thoughts and feelings about my father’s … Read More Day 304/365 Show Up

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Day 210/365 Violin Lesson

Last night Beau really had a meltdown about her violin playing skills. She said she was horrible at it, and that every note she played was wrong.  There was a lot of playing of one or two notes, followed by sounds of complete despair. This went on for a long time….a long time. It was painful for all of us. Finally I suggested she put … Read More Day 210/365 Violin Lesson

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Day 152/365 Nichole (Colie)

Her startlingly clear blue eyes radiate such kindness and depth of soul, and reveal just a flicker of mischievousness. There may not be a more gentle soul. She is a lover of all children, with a soft spot for those who need a little extra love, attention, and support. This makes her job as a special education coordinator the perfect fit. Brimming with compassion … Read More Day 152/365 Nichole (Colie)

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Day 148/365 Shane

Shane, you are one of my favorite people on Earth, truly. I believe when I wrote about my younger brother, Ryan, I wrote that he is love personified.  I feel the same way about you, Shane.  You have the same energy. The word that comes to mind when I think of you is warmth. There really isn’t a warmer, more genuine man. Shane has … Read More Day 148/365 Shane

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Day 146/365 The Other Woman

I am about to embark on my fourth annual Maine vacation with Monica, Austin, and all of our children. It is sometimes hard to believe that I have already been a “single lady” for four years. Other times my marriage feels like a lifetime ago…so much has happened. Most of my close friends are a part of a couple, which I would imagine could … Read More Day 146/365 The Other Woman

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Day 7/365 – SARAH

Sarah and I have known each other for…well, forever. Our lives have always just organically intertwined… We lived across the street from each other for a time growing up; her parents and mine becoming close friends, while she and my brother, Ryan, were inseparable. (A decade later, her best friend dated him for a long time.) We worked together ages ago, and she then … Read More Day 7/365 – SARAH

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Day 1/365 – AUSTIN

Austin, I’m starting my gratitude flood with you, because you are the one who popped into my head this morning and made me think about all the amazing friends I have. On Thursday, I texted Austin and asked if he could take a call from me for a computer issue I was having. I (kind of?) jokingly wrote, “I promise to try not to … Read More Day 1/365 – AUSTIN