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more photos following our sunset memorial service for anne

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missing anne

We started our beach week last week with a sunset family memorial service for Anne as we scattered her ashes at a place where we all loved being together so much.  It was a difficult and fitting way to begin … Continue reading

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In Heaven

My friend Tina posted this on Facebook- I know she was thinking of me- and I just wanted to share it.

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A New Year

In 2012 I discovered more than ever the importance of family and friends.  It was a year of heartbreak and loss for our family, but one that ended in joy and hope with the birth of this little guy. I … Continue reading

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The Best Medicine

We just returned from our annual family beach trip.  We’ve been visiting the same stretch of beach together for over thirty years.  Making this trip was a major goal for Anne.  For a while we didn’t think she would be … Continue reading

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Worst Haircut Ever

I don’t get my hair cut often.  I wear it long and keep my bangs long and shaggy.  This serves three purposes- The first is that I am able to trim them myself because precision is not important.  The second … Continue reading

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I Hate Cancer

This week I lost another friend to cancer. Laura Cole had one of the kindest hearts I have ever known.  She and her husband Bill were a huge influence on me.  I am so glad that we were able to … Continue reading

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Parting

It was hard to have my week at Anne’s come to an end.  Jimmy came home from his business trip, and although he said I was welcome to stay, I could tell that he was ready to have Anne to … Continue reading

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Pain and Courage

Last week I cracked a tooth.  It happened on a Saturday night.  It seemed to happen for no reason.  I was just eating some chicken that we had grilled with April and Brenden.  Over the next few days the pain … Continue reading

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Doing What You Can’t Do

Before Jimmy went out of town, he asked me if I could give Anne her shots while he was gone.  While I had known that my needing to do this was a possibility, pure panic set in when he asked.  … Continue reading

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