meet them where they are

Throughout her life – at every age – when people meet my daughter, or see us together, or hear about our relationship, they usually say one or both of the following: I hope I can have that kind of relationship with...

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i am braver now

A few years ago, I had an issue with my shoulder. I had some vague problems with pain, inflammation, and range of motion, that progressed (regressed?) into adhesive capsulitis. Otherwise known as frozen shoulder. Sounds fancy. It...

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things I do not fear

These are things I am not afraid of. falling in love speaking my mind advocating for children laughing out loud holding hands wearing bright colours change trying new things, even if I’m not good at them breaking the...

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things I fear – updated

These are things I am afraid of. falling down the stairs/over the edge earthquakes being apart from my family in an earthquake being trapped by fire people thinking I am a joke (talking about me and laughing at me) my father...

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love and belonging

When I first went to the farm to meet Ed’s parents, I was terrified.  I knew the importance of family, and wanted so much to be a part of his. My family is loud and brazen and I knew things would be… uh, quieter, at...

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