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Planning our wedding 10 years later

I didn’t go to homecoming. I didn’t go to prom. They seemed silly. I got married in the courthouse, with a small ceremony with my father’s side of the family in North Carolina at my cousin’s church. I have about 15 photos from my wedding day. Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of my marriage….

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Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Its summer in South Florida. Which means its raining non-stop. However, we somehow managed to have a pretty decent day today. The sun was shining. The birds were chirping…so we went to the mall. Between shopping for last minute birthday gifts, back to school accessories, and lunch at our favorite mall restaurant, my daughter and I…

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Living Through Hurricane Season

To this day, I can’t talk about Hurricane Andrew without tearing up. Watching any nature show on TV that features footage of Andrew brings me to tears. August 24th, 1992. Although I’d grown up in Miami, Florida, I had never experienced anything that would prepare me for that summer. Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida with…

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Goodbye a Thousand times

Death comes as a silent thief in the night, slowly, meticulously laying hands on each precious item… With great thought and care, death takes away…so much. Death takes away their presence in our lives. Death takes away the warm glow of happiness. Death takes away smiles, embraces, dinners spent chatting… Death takes away future possibilities….

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Thinking of You

Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the little things I struggle to maintain my constant composure I fight to hold it all together and then a soft breeze, a faint smell, a quiet melody will tear my world apart and send me reeling Around every corner lies a memory threatening to invade When the sky is…

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Neutrogena UltraSheer Daily Sunblock

I have been using Neutrogena UltraSheer Liquid Daily Sunblock for about three weeks now. I must admit, I am a convert. I have been using spray-on tanning oils and sunblocks for quite a few years, because I like their even coverage and that my hands don’t have to get messy. But this Neutrogena UltraSheer Liquid…

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9 Years and Counting

Nine years of marriage. That is the first thought to pop into my groggy mind when I woke up at 7 am this morning. How did I get here? 9 years is a really, really long time to be with one person. We have been through so much together. So much has happened. In our…

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I am

After the very sudden and unexpected death of my grandmother, I haven’t been very happy lately. Today I sat down and thought that if I tried to put it all into words, I might be able to get a handle on some of the things that have been eating at me. I am… thankful for…

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