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Remembering the small things, that really are the big things

I was reading this article: https://nypost.com/2017/09/07/judge-rules-girl-thought-brain-dead-may-still-be-alive/ It’s about a girl who was declared brain dead but kept alive with a respirator and other life support measures. In the article and other reading I did about this, the girl’s mother talks about … Continue reading

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Lemonade

Brain Injury is an interesting beast. At some point you start looking like a normal family to the world, your husband starts looking like a regular Joe, and things start feeling so normal-y that you start to forget why you’re … Continue reading

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Baby on the Way

I wanted a chance to share a bit more of the story of this baby. I wanted a chance to talk about miscarriage, hope, trauma, and making hard decisions. I decided not to go to grad school this year. After … Continue reading

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I’m a people pleaser and it’s become a problem.

I want people to like me. Like everyone. All the time. Every time I’ve said this to people they laugh, tell me I’m crazy, and tell me I’m going to drive myself crazy trying to do that. The thing is … Continue reading

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The Space Between

So, I don’t want to get too wrapped up in trying to figure out my faith. A few years ago when I was blogging about it all the time, it was good in most ways, but it also kind of … Continue reading

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1000 to 1 and 10 Times Too

We watched the movie “1000 to 1” tonight (thanks Missy for the recommendation). This movie was particularly interesting because it’s about someone who suffers a stroke from an AVM. I’m glad I saw it. Each of the movies we have … Continue reading

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My Life

What would My Life–in capitals–look like? The life that is most me, the life I would most choose, the life I’d want engraved in a gravestone or splashed on the pages of a journal passed down to coming generations? My … Continue reading

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