“The bad news is nothing lasts forever, the good news is nothing lasts forever.” –J. Cole I came home from a nighttime run to the drug store. I’d just received a phone call from my ex-husband telling me that he is going to be taken into jail the next morning. It was not a very…

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“We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk. And, we spend the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.”–Phyllis Diller This may sound super weird, but I love talking to people about their problems. I really don’t know what it is, but I just…

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“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” –Frederick Douglass One afternoon when school was over for the day, my daughter came into my classroom with such a sad expression on her little face. One…

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“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” –John Green, The Fault in Our Stars I grimace in my sleep. My eyes open immediately. Oh gosh, I’m in so much pain. It’s the kind of pain where you break out in a cold sweat. I get up out of bed. What time is it?…

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“To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too.)” –Victoria Moran, Lit from Within: Tending…

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“When you are standing in the middle of a storm you have two choices: Pray to God that it goes away. Or, start praying to God that he gives you the wisdom to figure out why you’re standing in the middle of a storm.” –Shannon L. Alder Isn’t it amazing how kids from one family…

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“We’re taught to expect unconditional love from our parents, but I think it is more the gift our children give us. It’s they who love us helplessly, no matter what or who we are.” – Kathryn Harrison, The Kiss Time really does fly, doesn’t it? I remember when I was younger having older people come…

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“Nature didn’t need appreciation to be beautiful. It just was.” ~Scott Westerfeld, The Uglies Trilogy Have you ever felt like you were dangling at the end of your rope?? Well, I have and more than I would like to admit. The last couple of days, I’ve been moody. Yes, I admit it, but there are…

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Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.  Being a mom can really be a test of patience. Our children can say and do things that make us react in ways that we never thought we would. One particular time, my family…

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“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”~Mark Twain  I have to tell a story that happened this past week with my son, Louie. Louie is my youngest, but with teenage siblings, he always acts way older. He was able to talk in 3 word sentences at about a year old! But, just…

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