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Missing Mom


For some reason I have really missed my mom this week.
Maybe it’s because spring is here and the sunshine has returned, and I want to tell her about my flowers.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been stressed out, and I know she would listen.
Maybe it’s because I know how excited she’d be that my brother is having a baby.
Maybe it’s just because I love her.

I wanted to hear her voice, so I found some old voicemails of her that I had saved when she died. I didn’t want to listen to them then, but I have to admit, I love to hear her voice now. Happy. Cheerful. Asking about how I’m doing. Talking about every day things. And always telling me that she loves me.

I’m really glad I was able to save those audio slices of our lives. I didn’t want to ever forget how her voice sounds. When I knew she was dying, I found myself taking pictures of her fingers. I wanted to stop time and capture it in some way that I could never lose it. I couldn’t stop time, and I can’t pick up the phone and hear her voice right now. But I can stop for a moment and be glad that she was my mom and she loved me.

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Thank God for My Life


I’m so grateful for my life! Thank you God for teaching me how to be better every day.

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Thankful for this day


It’s a gray day, dreary to the eyes. Cold. Damp. And it’s been that way for a while here in St. Louis.

And yet, I smile.

God is good. I am thankful.

I have an awesome husband that still likes me (and loves me), even when I’ve been an emotional roller-coaster this year.

I have a warm home to go to at the end of the day.

I know Jesus as my friend and Lord.

I have more things that I want to do than time to do them in. I am never bored.

I like myself…most of the time.

I can listen to my iPod at work (and I own an iPod as part of my iPhone).

God gave me a love for words.

I know a lot of cool people.

I honestly don’t need anything for Christmas.

God has a plan for my life.

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Grateful for an extra day off!


I’ve caught my breath… and I’m coming back to writing on my Web site again. Sorry for the delay.

I had started a “Thankful” journal, and I have a big one to add to my list today.

My company is moving to a new office building this week, and I was supposed to be off one day due to the move. However, because of some inspection issues, I am going to get off two days this week. This is an unexpected and wonderful blessing! I’m grateful for it!

Did I mention this was paid time off? I guess this makes up for all those snow days when I’d watch the school closings anxiously on TV, hoping that we would get the day off from school, only to find out that we had to go to school anyway…

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