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Swaddled in a fuzzy, light blue blanket, the baby finally stopped shrieking. His mom’s demeanor shifted from frenzied to relieved. I asked her if she needed help; traveling alone with a little person who wholly depends on the adult is overwhelming. She nodded and exhaled as I opened her stroller. The young woman’s dark hair covered one cheek, and I glimpsed at her infant’s dimples as he smiled at me. I then thought about giving and receiving. Babies not only give love freely but they also receive (and often demand) nurturing with ease. And I suddenly realized how difficult it … Read More

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The Waiting IS the Hardest Part

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It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. Elizabeth Taylor The waiting IS the hardest part. Tom Petty, the late musician, nailed it when he wrote those lyrics. Today I pondered this annoying but inevitable part of life. It causes anxiety. It festers frustration. And it generally gets people agitated. I thought about this topic while waiting to board a plane recently. We spent the additional money on “extra space,” which included allegedly “even more speed.” My husband does NOT like to wait. So while we waited, I … Read More

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My Alarm That Disarmed!

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Has anyone heard the phrase, “ADT! Always there”? I’ve heard it for years. Fortunately, it is often followed by a helpful, friendly human on the other end of the phone. However, I nearly wept with frustration after three alarming conversations in a five hour window!!! It was the night before Thanksgiving. The smell of pie mixed with turkey permeated the house. I joyfully and eagerly anticipated one of my all-time favorite holidays. I somehow fell asleep by 10 p.m., which is unusual for me. Just about a half hour later, we awoke to an obnoxious, repetitive beeping sound. Ugggghhhh. ADT. … Read More

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