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Daily Thanks, Day Four: Soaking in the City

Monday, November 4

I love fall and I love winter.

It’s kind of odd that I enjoy the cold weather seasons so much, because snow and ice and gray skies are exactly why I never wanted to move back to Ohio. I left right after I turned 18, and lived in Tennessee, California, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia and Alabama before moving to the majestic Inland Northwest.

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Daily Thanks, Day Three: R and R... and R

Sunday, November 3

It’s been a very busy month fall year.

My husband and I have both traveled cross-country several times in the last two months – for work, family needs, and the wedding of our oldest son.

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Daily Thanks, Day Two: Smells

Saturday, November 2

Today I am thankful for my sense of smell, the pleasure so many scents bring me, and the memories attached to certain aromas.  

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Daily Thanks, Day One: Enough

I've decided this month to post "Daily Thanks." In past Novembers, I have written each day about gratitude, but I haven't always shared those thoughts. My hope is that holding myself accountable for sharing with you will encourage me to slow down and truly recognize the many blessings in my life. And in the process, perhaps some small part of it will be interesting or inspiring to you, too.
 
And with that, to start the month of Daily Thanks, I am grateful for "enough." 

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23 Years Gone: A Letter to My Daughter

It’s been 23 years since your giant heart stopped beating. 23 years since your tiny lungs stopped breathing. 23 years have passed since I stopped dreaming about what could have been for our little family.

It’s hard for me to not keep it all inside. Even after all this time. Maybe it’s even harder now.

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