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resting heart rate

i'm not really talking about my physical heart and the movement for which it pumps blood throughout my body. i'm gauging my spirit self.

and that might be the last time she will ever fall asleep in my arms while rocking her. 

and that might be the last time she will ever fall asleep in my arms while rocking her. 

an airplane, a dad, a monster

and then she used her words (which would have been better than the hair pulling in the first place).

"i hate you mommy!"

rounding that corner...is there one?

"what if i never round that corner?" you know, the proverbial corner back to normalcy and sanity.

Audrey's 4th Birthday Video
a grief of some kind

i'm done having babies and that is both wonderful and terribly sad.

i remember this tooth

it was both happy and joy because this, as you say, makes your smile a "big kid smile"!

into first grade

She and I are having a different year: our days will be spent a part. 

starting school

we shared one challenge and one joy we have in our child. then at the end, we lit our child's candle, spoke their name into the classroom sort of like a prayer.