13 Mar

When you two little earth angels arrived seven weeks early, my heart melted into a swirl of milk chocolate with whipped cream. Your sweet scrunched-up faces let out a cry ~ so brave to take in the breath of this world.

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14 Feb

Stand By Me by Ben E. King is a song that always makes me pause and listen. It soothes my soul to hear that heartfelt plea for the comfort of another. I breathe deep and contemplate.

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18 Jan

I have traveled very far
To find the love 
Beckoning from the
 One bright star.

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19 Dec

Patty’s bedroom had it all, including the ballerina bedspread that was so pretty. She lived a few houses away and was an only child of much older parents. My mother told me to put that bedspread out of my mind because we couldn’t afford it. But, what can I say; I retained that memory from my six-year-old self.

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27 Nov

I stare at the unfinished baby blanket I had started ten years ago after my first grandchild was born. The crochet instructions look like a foreign language. And blessings of all blessings twins are on the way! My inner-nana insists that I kick this project into high gear. But, the person who taught me how to crochet moved away and I have no clue how to pull this off.

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15 Oct

When change comes upon us

And it seems so very large

Better to not force it

Just watch like the stars

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13 Sep

There are so many wonderful holistic paths to tread down that help clear our way towards health. This blazes hope in my heart for a world that has walked heavily in the ruts formed by allopathic medicine. Having worked in that world, also known as western medicine, I always thought ~ there has got to be a better way.

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14 Aug

Twenty-nine Augustins from three generations all gathered in Luxembourg a few weeks ago. Some of us were connected by marriage, but twenty-four were from the multigenerational lineage of great-great-grandmother, Magdalena. Due to the timing of her being born in Luxembourg before settling in Wisconsin, it enabled a rare opportunity for her future family members to obtain dual-citizenship.

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16 Jul

I have lived in the same spot for so long that the only way to get me to travel down a new road is to bring the new road to me ~ ha!

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19 Jun

I walk along the beach to savor the last view of the Mediterranean Sea before our bus leaves to take us back to the US. When I look down at my hands, I’m startled to see how very dark they look. Suddenly, I’m a tall black lady wearing a red loose dress. Then all goes fuzzy until my friend is pulling on my arm asking what’s wrong with me. The best I can tell her is that I’m not feeling like myself. She manages to get my shorter, blue-eyed body to the bus on time, but I feel very weird.

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