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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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Five Minute Friday: Release More Words

Five Minute Friday: Release More Words

A change of scenery. A break in the rhythm of daily life. I was reminded last week how good it is to change our normal routine every so often. This time my parents and I were able to go to the beach for a few days. Vacations take work to prepare, pack, plan meals, and...

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Looking Back on the Camp Days

Looking Back on the Camp Days

empty stables on the right where the horses lived and I visited every afternoon to groom, to feed, to ride even if I had to sit sideways the edge of the woods on the left by the parking lot, still gravel, and the main building we used to call the "dining hall"...

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Returning to the Cabin in the Woods

Returning to the Cabin in the Woods

We drove down the long road until it turned to gravel. When we hit the rocks and dust stirred around the van, I knew we were almost there. The excitement grew as I unloaded and rode down the pathway to my cabin for the week. Camp was about to begin and I would soon...

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Breaking the Silence of an Ordinary Day

Breaking the Silence of an Ordinary Day

Writing has been nonexistent for the past six weeks. I didn’t mean to stop and I wasn’t trying to lose my momentum. I wrote my way through January, 500 words at a time. That month I only missed a couple of days, but I set aside blogging during the process. I guess I...

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