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Wedding Plans (Writing is Hard Pt. 25)

Today is Day 25 of my 30-day writing challenge – only five days left!!! One year ago, almost to the hour, my fiancé and I got engaged. We had gone up to Lake George to celebrate our four year anniversary and he proposed to me on the anniversary of our first date. After calling our… Continue reading Wedding Plans (Writing is Hard Pt. 25)

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September 21st (Writing is Hard Pt. 21)

Today is Day 21 of my 30-day writing challenge. September 21st marks beginnings for me. It was this day, five years ago, that my fiancé first asked me on a date. It was this day, just last year, that my fiancé and I were getting ready to sign the lease on our first apartment, go… Continue reading September 21st (Writing is Hard Pt. 21)

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What I Learned from My Parents’ Marriage (Writing is Hard Pt. 7)

Today is Day 7 of my 30-day writing challenge. Today also would have been my parents’ 31st wedding anniversary, so I would like to share some lessons on love based on their marriage. 1) Marry Your Best Friend On top of being husband and wife, my parents were also best friends. They were that dorky,… Continue reading What I Learned from My Parents’ Marriage (Writing is Hard Pt. 7)

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To My Future Husband

To My Future Husband, As a child, I loved the Disney princesses and their stories of prevailing over evil, falling in love, getting married and living happily ever after. Life would be pretty simple – grow up to be beautiful, fall in love with a prince and the two of you easily defeat the villain… Continue reading To My Future Husband

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Why I Am Who I Am…

Number One: “Why do you wear plain clothes?” Number Two: My mother has a spot on her front tooth that is whiter than the rest of her teeth. As a child, I was fascinated every time she smiled. I wondered if the white spot would expand so all her teeth could be bright, bright white.… Continue reading Why I Am Who I Am…

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Did you see it?

Did you see it? Because I didn’t. I didn’t want to see it. Did I think it? Maybe. But I didn’t really believe it.   I had given up hope on getting better – that I will admit. But I am young and that foolish sense of invincibility still lingers in my mind. I thought… Continue reading Did you see it?

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Thirty Years Ago…

Thirty years ago. A lifetime away in a place so far from here. White dress, puffy hair, black tuxedo. Church bells and vows. Tears of joy and dancing. Everlasting Love.   Two lives learn to live as one. Working multiple jobs and saving money. Creating their own home and family. Working, Loving, Living. Everlasting Love.… Continue reading Thirty Years Ago…

A Bit of Light Reading

September Memories

Amanda walks nervously into the old, brick building as clouded sunlight streams in through the glass doors. A musty smell fills her nostrils and she cannot quite detect its source - maybe formaldehyde from one of the science classrooms? She makes her way up the stairs and enters the hallway on the second floor. She… Continue reading September Memories