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Unpretty Trees

May
2012
23

posted by on Friendship, Nature, Self-improvement

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There is a little tree on the side of our yard that I love.  Its branches are high enough to walk under, but low enough to reach up and touch (or lift a child to touch).  It stands about the size of our one-story home, so it fits well in our yard.  Its leaves are […]

posted by on Family, Parenting, Remembering

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To My Daughter Dear daughter in the future, You may be a mom someday.  (No pressure on this.  That may not be God’s plan for you.  I am very glad that you have examples in the strong, nurturing, loving people around you who are not parents.)  But I am a mom, and you may be […]

Training Wheels

May
2012
06

posted by on Running, Self-improvement, Uncategorized

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Today’s run was hard. First, I psyched myself out.  The training for today called for running two shorter intervals and two intervals that were twice as long as I’d run previously (three minutes – not very long at all, unless you happen to be a non-runner starting a running program).  Also, on the advice of […]

The Things We Hold

May
2012
03

posted by on Friendship, Parenting, Self-improvement

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CRACK! My daughter stared, crestfallen, at her broken teacup.  Her friend was visiting, and she’d asked me to let them play with her porcelain tea set, so I took down from the high shelf in her room.  They had played wonderfully together until, in a moment of impulsivity, a tiny hand banged it against the […]