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The Label You Wear Is Not Your Identity

About a year ago I made a mistake. Well, a few actually. I laugh just thinking about it. I was at a girlfriend's house and my first mistake was forgetting that I am not as young as I once was. When you read "young", you should also hear coordinated, agile and graceful. Across my friend's […]

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Rollercoaster

The Rollercoaster stood before me in all its radiant glory. I had examined it. Towering above me the sun shone behind my Everest with its scarlet paint job and sleek lines; it was my Goliath. I had waited for this time for what felt like forever. Adorned with a neon LA Gear fanny pack and […]

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Reframing 2019

Dearest sister, As this year comes to a close, I’m wondering how you are reflecting on your year.  Does the highlight reel of your last year reflect the pain and suffering that you’ve endured? Do the losses and tears seem too numerous to count? Are you dragging yourself into the New Year dreading that it […]

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Prioritizing Your Heart During the Holidays

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Box stores are ready. Hallmark is always ready. Your in-laws probably want you to be ready. Christmas cards are ready to be ordered. The boss is getting the office party ready. But, are you ready? Do the big box stores threaten your sanity? Do you […]

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Early Miscarriage Is Not JUST Some Mess On A Napkin

In case you missed it, Representative Wendy Ullman (D-PA) has recently made the following statement in regards to early miscarriage: "I think we all understand the concept of the loss of a fetus, but we're also talking about a woman who comes into a facility and is having cramps and - not to be, not […]

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Do You Know Her?

There is a woman who once believed that happily-ever-afters could come true for her, too. There is a woman who thought the next baby shower thrown would be for her. There is a woman who once was the speaker of hope and that now feels paralyzed by the concept. Do you know her? There is […]

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Why Not?

Men, think back to your wedding day for a moment. We all said things that day that we’d be held to for the rest of our lives. We made a commitment to our wives. A commitment of love, a commitment to faithfulness, a commitment to unity, and a commitment of “for better or worse”. In […]

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The Miscarriage That Changed Our Marriage

“I just don’t feel pregnancy anymore,” I said with what he thought were premature tears trickling down my cheeks. “So much can change in early pregnancy,” he said. “I’m sure you’ll be nauseous again soon.” Soon didn’t happen. “Soon” turned into hours and I still didn’t feel pregnant. I never understood it before this moment. […]

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The Empty Chair

Pregnant together, they had dreams. Throwing each others baby showers. Maternity leave together. It went deep into life. Their kids would be best friends like they were best friends. Kindergarten together. Driving at the same time. College roommates just like their parents. More generations of best friends. They could see the movie playing out in […]

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To the Woman About To Announce Her Pregnancy

To the woman about to announce her pregnancy, Congratulations! Above anything else you read in this letter, please know that we are thrilled for your news! The baby you are carrying is a miracle. We could not be happier for you. That being said, we find ourselves incredibly saddened and jealous. You see, every day […]

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