Author Archive | Heather

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When the World Forgets, I Will Remember

February 16th. It is the hardest day of the year. Every year. It is my son’s birthday. On this day, we celebrate my son’s short life. We pick out balloons and send them to heaven. We get a dessert, light a candle and wish Braden the happiest of birthdays. At some point during the day, […]

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The Real Multiples Milestones

Milestones.  Rolling Over.  Crawling.  Walking.  Talking.  Firsts.  The feeling of pure joy when your baby coos for the first time.  The elation of being the recipient of your baby’s first smile.  The excitement “We have a walker!”  These are precious memories to be recorded and not forgotten.  I have an entry in my iPhone notes dedicated […]

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A Love Hate Relationship with the Holidays

It begins with Halloween, the costumes, the jack-o-lanterns, spider webs, witches, ghosts, and skeletons.  The pumpkins, leaves, pilgrims, cornucopias, and turkeys of Thanksgiving.  The numerous Christmas trees, stockings, holly berries, wreathes, nativity scenes, and mistletoe.  And the lights.  The never ending lights.  Orange and black lights, white lights, colored lights, icicle lights, lights, lights, lights! […]

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The Day I Cried Over a Car

We’ve had our Honda Pilot for eight years. It has been an extremely reliable car requiring no major or unexpected maintenance. I enjoy driving it and it meets the needs of our four-person family. I love my Pilot, but alas it’s getting older and nearing the 100,000-mile mark. So after the last oil change a […]

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