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Unbound

It was safe and secure With love and limits An answer for every question Even if shrouded in the long ago and far away. A world of legends and miracles But truth to a child’s open mind. The universe slowly shifted Grew Evolved The seal to the box was opened Out flowed grace and peace …

Presence

I miss you when I am away Your laugh Your smell Your touch The Golden hazy image of your smile and curls warm my soul I dream of our next moments together Envisioning the wild perfection that you are And then you are next to me The buzz of your breath and voice and body …

The price we pay for love

It’s been over a week since we said goodbye to our puppies in an unexpectedly tragic situation. Our home feels empty and eerily quiet and calm. We have never not had at least one dog in our 13 years as a family, and Ronnie and I both had dogs growing up and for the majority …

Hurry Up and Wait

Layla is 13 days old and I’m writing this as we sit in her room at the Children’s Mercy PICU. There are what looks like a thousand wires and tubes connecting machines to each other and to her. Her heart and lungs are currently being supported by ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), which she’s been relying …

To My Life Changer

Lately, every time I find a few spare moments and decide to write a blog post in that time, I can’t type a word. I think I’ve lost my edge for writing after all these years. I’m kinda sad…but yet the reason I can’t think of anything to write is because I’m content. Contentment brings …

My Girlfriend

She loves Mickey Mouse, but especially Goofy. I love how she cracks up at his clumsy attempts to remember how to say “Mousketools,” he can never get it right! And despite my best efforts to instill some Tomboy in her, she loves all things princess more and more every day. She comes home and changes …

What is Love?

SAP ALERT!!! This might get mushy. Valentine’s Day is soon upon us and luckily Ronnie and I both agree it’s a pretty worthless holiday. Other than being a fun holiday for Skyler to have a party at preschool and exchange fun cards for her classmates, we won’t make a big deal out of it. We …

Taking Care

It is the picture of Daddy-Daughter love: He is resting his head on her polka dot pillow, covered in her plush fleece butterfly blanket. She brings him a small stuffed bunny rabbit from her room, tucks it under the covers next to him, and rubs his head lightly with her little hand. She turns to …

Freakin’ Love

When we tell Skyler we love her, we often say it our favorite and slightly inappropriate way: “I freakin’ love you!” Yeah, “freakin’” is substitute slang for a not-so-nice word that doesn’t even make sense to say there, but it’s all about the intensity. Freakin’ love is strong, enthusiastic, unstoppable, and just plain silly. Even …

The Most Precious Thing

A mother’s love for her daughter. It is, in my experience, the strongest and most precious bond of love. I don’t even know how to put it into words, it’s so indescribable. One thing I know, is it’s oddly physical as much as it is emotional. I look at Skyler or think about her and …

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