say hello, wave goodbye

This week I had the bittersweet pleasure of hello and goodbye with these women. They are each so dear to me – one a sister, one a daughter – both friends of my heart. As Kristina was about to join the (mercifully...

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she’s coming home

The countdown is on. Kristina is coming home for Thanksgiving. She’ll be here in a matter of hours. I know it’s only for a week. I know she’ll be back for Christmas. I know she’ll stay for a month then. I...

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on her birthday, again

Dear Kristina, This morning I lit the candles for the first time since last winter.  Or maybe it was spring – it was a long, dark spring. The days have been getting shorter for months, but I usually don’t notice until around...

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