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Not Raiding

September 9, 2015 Heather 0

Sometimes giving up commitments that were stressors can lead to happier things.  Jeremy is raiding tonight, as evidenced by the loud clicking of his keyboard. I’m not, and that used to bug me often after I gave it up.  Not tonight. Tonight I’m cuddled in bed with Oakley, relaxed and Read More

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24 weeks

September 6, 2015 Heather 0

Sometimes I feel like I can’t show my excitement or happiness because it won’t matter to others or they won’t share that. And that feeling diminishes my own. I need to try and push that feeling away and be happy regardless. My baby reached viability today, which means that if Read More

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Roots

September 3, 2015 Heather 1

My childhood was filled with family and love. I felt safe, supported, and welcomed. But, over the last 16 years, I’ve been slowly losing all of them. Half have died: my Grampa, brother, mom, Gramma. Half didn’t care as much about keeping in touch as I did. They wouldn’t return Read More

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Generations

August 31, 2015 Heather 1

The office manager at my school posted this picture of her, her son, and her mom on her Facebook back in April. It reminded me of my mom and everything I want for my little boy and, because of those emotions, I saved it to draw later. I’m pretty sure Read More

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Little Snail

July 16, 2015 Heather 1

On Tuesday Jeremy and I found out we’re having a baby boy. He had previously been convinced we were having a girl and, though I wanted one going in, all of my thoughts and instincts were telling me it was a boy. We are very happy. On Tuesday Jeremy kept Read More

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Key Lime

June 11, 2015 Heather 0

Key Lime, I’ve decided to call you Key Lime for now. I figure it is better than JG, the acronym my mom called me when I was still in her tummy. The story says that my dad didn’t want to believe she was pregnant and said that I was Just Read More

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Snow

June 1, 2015 Heather 2

I grew up in Florida and, with the exception of a few flakes back when I was two, I never saw snow. It became something magical to me, something that I would never get to experience, something always out of reach, a reminder of my limitations. I know for some Read More

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