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Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I haven’t written to you in many years.  Just because I haven’t written, does not mean that I no longer believe in you.  I do believe. My two older daughters wrote to you back in 2008.  It was probably the most important letter to you that they have ever written.  we, as a family, had a rough year.  It was a difficult holiday season with the loss of Arianna and Amberly still being in the NICU. The girls…

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Sara Entering Adulthood

Sara Entering Adulthood

Dear Sara As your high school years come to an end and the re world begins you will feel different emotions. Not only is it an exciting time, but it is also a scary time. Everything is changing. Yes, everything is changing. You are no longer that little girl who was playing with my hair and doing my makeup while watching Blue’s Clues. My silly Sara has grown up to be smart, sassy Sara. Not only have you changed, but…

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Undiagnosed

Undiagnosed

A lot of illnesses are easy to diagnose. Other illnesses are not so easy to diagnose. A lot of people suffer for weeks, months, or even years, and other pass away before getting an answer. It’s very frustrating for them and their families. My oldest daughter has been suffering with a condition that has yet to be diagnosed for the past seven years. It gets worse and worse each year. She was originally diagnosed with asthma at the age of…

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Melanie Goes to Church

Melanie Goes to Church

When we lived in Connecticut, we belonged to the United Methodist Church in our home town. When we moved to Pennsylvania life was hectic and we were unable to attend services. It’s hard when you work weekends. Things have calmed down a smudge. I took the three younger girls and Grandma to church this past Sunday morning. I was a bit nervous bringing a toddler to church. I did not know how she would behave as it was her first…

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Spider Cookies

Spider Cookies

  I saw this while scrolling through Pinterest and the kids wanted to try it.   Theirs look much better than ours, but the kids had fun and enjoyed eating them too.

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn has a lot of good qualities that I took for granted living up north. I was not a fan of the season. Fall meant winter was coming. I hat the cold. I used to hate pulling out the heavy sweaters and numerous jeans I owned. I hated having to pack away all of my flip-flops. In protest I would wait until the temperature outside was 40° before packing those away. We moved to South Florida a little over a…

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“I’m Sorry” Only Goes so Far

“I’m Sorry” Only Goes so Far

I would wake up at 5:30 am during the week when I would have to go to work.  I would also wake up my kindergartner at that time so she can eat breakfast, get ready for school and so I can drop her off at a friends house who then gets her on the school bus, with their son who is the same age. On this particular day in 2014, the kindergarten class took a class trip to the Roba’s…

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SURPRISE!!!

SURPRISE!!!

You know that moment when you think that you are done having kids.  You say no more, we are all done.  And then one day you wake up and SURPRISE! there is another baby on the way.  Yeah, that was my husband and me last August. We kept our little surprise quiet for quite some time, due to m history of complicated pregnancies.  I was considered high risk right away, and had to be followed by a team of doctors….

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