The Ache of Presence

I knew I had to bake a cake and be present to the past. It was not at all what seemed possible on these busy few days before the holidays. Everything within me wanted to stay disconnected from the weight that was creeping into my “to do” list.

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“No…Thank you!”

I had never heard an explosion like that on an airplane!

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An Unexpected Surprise

Celebration Joy is happening! My sweet niece, Paige is getting married this month.

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Can I be healed too?

It was a “let’s see if we like each other” dance that began in 2010.

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Second Chances at the Celebration Dance

Trails of Tears. Residential Schooling. Ground stolen by trickery. Deceit. Betrayal.

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Knowing in Full.

I was relieved that the first set of visiting hours had gone “well.”

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Hunger is More Than Our Appetite

My history does not lend itself to be very forgiving or much less welcoming of others into my kitchen.

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Always here.

God always comes through for me. Not always when I think I need Him. And certainly not always in the ways I ask or demand.

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Sealed with an Embrace

I was in my wedding gown, veil in place, bouquet in hand, just minutes from my walk down the aisle when Mother entered my dressing room.

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