Tag Archives: Hope

Cracking the window

If you’ve been following along this past week, you know life’s been pretty gritty. I have been battling anger, brokenness, sorrow, and loss. I have cried, which is a sure sign that it is bad, and I have wanted to … Continue reading

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Clouds and sunshine

The past few days here in Nebraska we have had beautiful spring weather. Sunshine and warm breezes in abundance, birds singing in the trees, buds breaking through after a harsh winter, grass turning a vibrant green. Today, more than half … Continue reading

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LGD

Last summer my husband surprised me with two puppies, Jack and Sam, who are Great Pyrenees/Labrador mix. Huge, adorable, hilarious dogs whose purpose is to guard livestock on a farm. Our property is surrounded by thousands of acres of farmland … Continue reading

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Where are you banking these days?

I have been waiting for some news for the past couple of weeks. At first, it was just something that was part of my day. I would occasionally check my inbox to see if there was an update and then … Continue reading

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By the Numbers

It has been 10,530 days since I met my husband. It has been almost 8,000 days since we said, “I do.” In the days that have followed, we have lived in multiple states, twice as many houses, and laughed and … Continue reading

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Second hand things

I do not enjoy shopping for clothes. It isn’t a body image issue as much as I don’t like the clothing styles available for someone my age. I just want something that covers the body anyway, not to be a … Continue reading

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Can you believe it?

So there is this kid I know, not mine, just a younger person, about half my age. He seems to struggle with what he wants to have, what does he not want, in life. He is a lot like a … Continue reading

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Dancing on the outer rings

Most of my life I have felt like I have not quite fit with those around me. No, not the “square peg, round hole” kind of way, but more like the person who is on the edge of a group … Continue reading

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In my father’s house

I have been waking up in the middle of the night for weeks now. Usually at 3:33 am or 4:44 am. Occasionally the time is earlier, but the outcome is always the same. I will be awake for at least … Continue reading

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No void here

I received a text from my son last night. He was “checking in” as my family calls it. He is working at a camp during the off season and will work through his third summer there, as well. He wrote … Continue reading

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