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Our lives go on. We smile more. We laugh more. We love more. But we never stop missing. We never stop loving ....more

A lot changes, a lot stays the same.

Good Lord it feels like it's been a million years since I last blogged. The initial whirlwind of parenting multiples is finally slowing down a bit. My two are now over two (can you even believe that?!) and keep me running from morning to night, but luckily they're allowing me some blog time today ....more

Two years

Today marks two years since my rainbows came into the world ....more

Fake It Till You Make It

I'm sure just about everyone in the loss blogosphere has now either watched, or heard about, the Ricki Lake Show, and the episode they did last week on the topic of child loss.I am over at Still Standing today, talking about child loss, and why the advice Ricki Lake's expert gave to a grieving mother of just five months to "fake it till you make it," was exactly the wrong thing to say ....more

Sandy Hook

Columbine.Aurora.Virginia Tech.Horror stories that feel a world away. You weep for the families, you watch the coverage, but you think, "That could never happen. Not here. Not where I grew up. Not in my back yard."And then it does.Sandy Hook Elementary School was just a few miles from my childhood home. A short drive from the ice cream shop I would go to after dance lessons. Nearby the movie theater where I went on some of my first dates.How?Why? ...more

For My Little Butterfly

I did not write this poem.I don't actually know who did.I just know that a friend who loves Peyton dearly shared it with me today,and it really touched my heart.If anyone knows who wrote this poem,please let me know.Peyton girl, this one is for you. xoxo ...more

I say this. And I mean it.

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Cobblestone Streets

TodayWe walked down cobblestone streetsI held tiny handswhile a girl, maybe fourteenwhispered to her friend,"My Momma used to hold my hand like that."I look down and seeyour brotherThose same big blue eyeslike yours but young, naiveHe smiles and turns toYour sisteras she toddles alongA pair of pants on her headmaking sense of the uneven path before herAnd I can't help but wonderhow lucky can one person be? ...more

Catching Up

The days are busy, I am spread thin. As a result my blogging suffers--I apologize. Thank you so much to everyone who continues to follow us on this journey. Here are a few updates: ...more

Catching Up

The days are busy, I am spread thin. As a result my blogging suffers--I apologize. Thank you so much to everyone who continues to follow us on this journey. Here are a few updates: ...more