Tag Archives: telling the story

A letter to my body

Today’s post was inspired by the lovely Kristin Noelle over at Trust Tending. Please treat yourself to some time there. Her sketches, meditations, rituals and interviews are food for the soul. Go here to read other letters. Write your own. … Continue reading

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Dancing on my own

I used to be a shy kid. People who know me now shake their heads in disbelief when I mention this.  It used to be that the place I felt the most comfortable was on a stage, dancing my heart … Continue reading

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8 months

Last night I found myself putting Ada to sleep in the same bed we were in the night my pregnancy ended. As I lay there, images of that night washing over and through me, I realized it was March 29. … Continue reading

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The Work

Have you ever had a thought that isn’t about you? – Byron Katie There are times when all I can do is laugh at the perfection of life. Thursday morning an innocently sent text had me reeling backward through a … Continue reading

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5 months

Reverb10. December 29. Defining moment. Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year. (from Kathryn Fitzmaurice, author of The Year the Swallows Came Early) 5 months ago today, Benjamin was born still. My … Continue reading

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In a moment, everything shifted

Reverb10. December 3. Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (from Ali Edwards, Memory Keeping Idea Books). The moment that drifted into my consciousness as I read this, the moment … Continue reading

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Life. Today.

The other day as I meandered home along the ocean’s edge, I was so overcome with gratitude for the ability to walk that I began to cry. Today I ran next to my daughter for the first time in 9 … Continue reading

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Big Day

Today I went from 800 mg of ibuprofen to 600 mg and survived. Today I took the protective strips off my incision in the shower, pulling slowly, hoping I wouldn’t pass out, throw up or burst open at the seams. … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ashes

Benjamin came home today. What’s left of his tiny body is held in a small white box with his name, date of death, city, date of cremation and the name of the funeral home. The box came wrapped in a … Continue reading

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What’s his name again, Mama?

Ada and I have been having these lovely conversations before bed the last few nights. We talk about all sorts of things. She usually says something about the baby or her brother. Last night she wanted to be reminded of … Continue reading

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