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Tina
Married 30 years to my husband Joel, mom of 3 (two with me and one in heaven) Ryan 12/7/87 - 2/23/93, Chelsea and Zach
Interests: Reading, writing, running, paper crafts, photography, scrapbooking
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as I listened to the puppy quietly whimper, I decide to get up... My favorite, absolute favorite part of the day is morning. Savoring that first cup of coffee, so perfect, nudging me to start the day. The quiet house... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
thank you both for your kind words
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The bitter cold grips my body as I hurry through the parking lot seeking shelter from the arctic winds... The frigid gusts are silenced as the doors slide to a close. With the winds restricted, I shrug off my jacket... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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Some days you laugh and some you cry... My adventures with Debbie are a chance to find a fragment of her that once existed. Our discussions crowded with confusion move from childhood stories, our own children growing up and our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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It is this year! Such a wonderful time in our lives, as we count down we look back to what got us to this day... when he asked Joel - while we were off at race where he proposed I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
Organizing has been one of my goals in 2015, who wants to wait until spring, removing clutter from house and heart! Yes, I must learn more about Bali too!
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Have you ever wished time away? I know I have... When I am going through a rough season I close my eyes and wish the time away, offering it a voice. Praying for space to distance me from the pain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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How you came into our lives bringing an abundance of joy and laughter... We got a dog... well of course you already knew that, but this dog was something we've talked about for a few years now. debated, discussed and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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can lead to many life changing transformations... Twelve years ago today I quit smoking, something even I did not think I could do and I'm sure many others who were aware of my bad habit grew doubtful of this undertaking.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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BE... Unraveling is not a bad thing. It's not coming undone or losing control. It's letting go in the best possible way, untangling the knots that hold you back, unwrapping the gifts you've hidden for too long, unearthing the potential... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Just a minute of my time...
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People see Deb and comment on how well she is doing... Although she is doing better, the progress is intensely stagnant. Having a couple promising days with with Deb will manifest hope, then the bad days return to dampen your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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"I let it go, it's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let it go, and the river brings you home." -Joanne Harris Have you ever held onto something... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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I saw it and new it was the word for me... There are words that can define our year or help us define our year and what we wish to focus on. I have followed Ali Edwards ONE LITTLE WORD... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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I hear her, she is off in the distance, but her voice gets powerful...Increasing the urgency faintly, then more vigorous as she bellows, over and over. Closing my eyes fixedly, I pretend I don't hear her and try to return... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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With only two weeks left in the year, you know you're thinking about it... coming up with that goal or word or plan for the new you that begins with the dawning of a New Year! There are so many... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Life is full of many despairing concerns, those unwanted things discovered by watching the evening news. Often there is a glimmer of light surrounding us, sometimes we only see the darkness. But if you look hard enough the brightness may... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Every year on December 7th our family does random acts of kindness in observance of Ryans birthday, allowing Ryans sweetness to live on... Over the past few years many have joined in paying it forward and my hope is for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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There is nothing my sister wouldn't do for me... In August 2013 my sister had a tumor the size of a tennis ball removed from her brain. If you were one of the many that knew her before this, you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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I write about my life... those ups and downs, the bruises we all get and the suffering that happens, the messy stuff a lot of people like to hide, the real parts that make us who we are. But there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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It is not just in the fairy tales, it can be your life too. In order to have the happily ever after part you have to be willing to stay through the not so happily moments, the despairing and the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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I stepped outside today to soak up any last remnants of the sun before it tucked itself away and darkness crept into its position. So fleeting are the days when sunshine and warm temperatures embrace, emphasizing the beauty that envelopes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Goals, goals, goals... We all need them, I am always seeking them, and love trying to reach and concur new ones. So here I go with another... In the 10th month Run 10 miles 10 times 100 miles in 30... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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I mostly run for fun... I really do, I enjoy running, I enjoy the therapy while I am running, and I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when done. Last Saturday I ran the PAWS FOR THE CAUSE 5k. The night... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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What are they for? Our brains are constantly developing, giving us memories to reflect upon and understand our lives, what delivers us joy and what dispenes pain. With both my mother and sister dealing with difficulties from their brain injuries,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...
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Pumpkin spice and everything nice, that is what fall is made of! Its true... The fall colors, the crisp air and of course pumpkins are my favorite parts of fall! So why not enjoy those pumpkins throughout the season! Starting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Just a minute of my time...