Another Day to Smile

A Living Kidney Donor

Sharing Your Spare Today is the anniversary of me becoming a kidney donor.  Part of my morning was spent in the lab, where, for the second time this week, I

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Dealing With Grief

It is Well With My Soul. Grief is a strange and spectral creature. There is nothing orderly or reasonable about him. He creeps in when and where I least expect

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Loss of a Child

For Lewis Even the heavens silently wept as we stood; a handful of family huddled beneath black umbrellas, the gray sky pressing down on us, a sunless gloom that matched

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Roman Forum

Our adventure continues! Day 2 of our trip began with a full schedule, beginning with a tour through the Roman Colosseum. See previous post. Still trying to wrap our heads

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Rome! Day 2: The Colosseum

Hello to my fellow travelers, would-be travelers, and other wonderfuls who follow my blog–which isn’t always about travels. My travel posts have been coming a bit farther apart than they

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Rome! Day 1

I despise overnight flights to Europe. Maybe if I was willing to pay the extra to get first class tickets, I would feel differently. The seats are too close to

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Italy, Here We Come!

Home.  Returning home after an invigorating journey is like the cherry atop the ice cream. One without the other wouldn’t be nearly so tasty. We’ve been home for a few

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Traveling Light Once Again

We love to travel. I can only compare this desire to a virus. Once infected, it’s for life. But it’s an oh, so pleasant illness! Over the years, we keep

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Thank God I Live Today

I’ve been doing a lot of research. On crazy things. Like the history of diapers.  Did you know they used to wrap kids into “swaddling clothes” and leave them unchanged

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Happy Father’s Day!

Watching my husband in the delivery room with our oldest child, I fell in love with him all over again. I think even Doug was surprised by the intensity of

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D-Day

Seventy-five years ago today, men raced for their lives, leaving what little safety could be found on their amphibious vehicles (some making it to the beach, some grounded on sandbars—forcing

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Woman, Why do you Write?

Woman, Why Do You Write? Last night our writing group met around my dining table to encourage and cheer each other on. The topic of discussion for the evening was

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