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Heading Out the Door, part two

Heading Out the Door, part two

If you missed the beginning of this story, read part one here. I can't tell you everything that happened on the day of the short walk. I've lost many of the details, but I remember enough. I remember the way I felt...the excitement of taking my walker outside, the...

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Heading Out the Door, part one

Heading Out the Door, part one

It was supposed to be a short walk. I wanted to go down the street to the neighbor’s and come right back home. I thought it looked easy and I had been walking for a few years by now. I told my mom I could do it. I would do it. Because there’s no stopping me once I’ve...

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Reaching for a book that isn’t there

Reaching for a book that isn’t there

The word for this week's Five Minute Friday post is Reach. I reach for a book, or ask my mom to bring me book so-and-so off of shelf #1. Those are the books I’m not sure I will keep, but I want to look through them and give them a try. Some were my grandmother’s and...

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On Seeking Focus & Creating a Change

On Seeking Focus & Creating a Change

The word for this week's Five Minute Friday post is Change. I wrote what came to mind and it also turned into an update on Focus, my One Word for 2014. I'm linking up with others sharing about their One Word as well. This year I have struggled to keep up with writing...

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FMF: When a Moment Turns into a Story to Tell

FMF: When a Moment Turns into a Story to Tell

I could tell he was having a lot of fun. His little feet ran around, chasing the water squirting up from the ground. I watched from the side under the shade of the tree. My little nephew pulled my mom by the hand to the next mini fountain at the park earlier today. I...

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FMF: And Words Fill Another Page

FMF: And Words Fill Another Page

The piles take over. The books stack up. The scrapbooks stay on the shelf, unfinished. The sewing machine waits to feel the love of hands on fabric again. Notebooks sit on the writing table, empty or half-used. Words hang on the edge, ready to be strung together and...

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FMF: A New Decade to Begin

FMF: A New Decade to Begin

I'm not even sure how to begin a post today. I have many thoughts running through my head, too many to capture in five minutes… Today I woke up to a new decade. Today I begin year 30. I wanted to delay this milestone for as long as I could, but birthdays still come...

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Five Minute Friday: A Place to Belong

Five Minute Friday: A Place to Belong

Sometimes we know exactly where we belong. We know as soon as we arrive. Or as soon as we step into a new place and feel the welcoming presence of community. A place you choose to be a part of, even if it's temporary. I used to say I wanted to go to a certain college...

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A View of the Ocean, part two

A View of the Ocean, part two

This is Part Two of thoughts at the beach. Read Part One here. Day 3, morning It’s our last morning at the beach. My parents and I head home today. This is when the long ride is tiresome and I don’t want to sit in my wheelchair for hours. I wish we could tap our feet...

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A View of the Ocean, part one

A View of the Ocean, part one

Today I'm sharing Part One of what I wrote at the beach last week. Come back tomorrow for the rest of it. Day 1, afternoon I’m writing with a view of the ocean. And the warm breeze blows through my beach-y hair. It’s a mess, but I don’t mind. We’re on vacation this...

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