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Motherless

This post over at (in)Courage made me really start thinking about my Mom. Mother’s Day always brings up tough feelings in me. While everyone else is putting ribbons on balloons, choosing flower arrangements, or making dinner reservations, I sit home with my memories. True, I am a mother, and my kids usually do the Mother’s […]

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Christ Holes and Missing Souls

Christ Holes and Missing Souls

This year isn’t a good year for me. I’m feeling the holes left by the missing people in my life, and it hurts. Add to that the fact that my Grandpa-in-law isn’t expected to live through the weekend, and it turned into an I-don’t-feel-like-Christmas. I decided to shoot some pictures of our Christmas tree, because […]

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Mother’s Day and Memories

Some years are harder than others. This year is tough. Last year, not so much. I lost my Mom on February 5, 1994. I was 22 and 5 months pregnant with J at the time. 15 months prior to that, she had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the jaw.