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The Ties That Bind

Dictionary.com defines the word “family” as “a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a  group, whether dwelling together or not”…in my opinion, that definition is a far cry from what a family really is. It simply does not do the word justice. The bond between family members automatically supersedes marriage, friendships, work relations…it is something created by blood, created by history, created by something bigger, stronger,…

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Adolescence

I have spent an eternity with you it seems Cradling you in my arms smelling your hair stroking your cheek Days pass by Sometimes I wonder how it is possible watching you grow so quickly before my eyes I see your father in your smile I see your grandmother when you laugh I see myself…

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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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