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Honest Open Arms

It was Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, one of my favorite books growing up, who once said: “Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.” I am thoughtful of that today as we start a new chapter in our home and also in our hearts by welcoming someone […]

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Great attitudes!

Just Around the Next Bend

As Steve mentioned a few weeks ago, we packed up the gear and the kids and headed off to the mountains of Southwest Virginia for some much needed back-to-nature time. No cell phones, no computers, no television or Red Box. A chance to detox from the connections that keep us firmly rooted in our busy […]

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Delightful Survivors

The rigid person is a disciple of death; The soft, supple and delicate are lovers of life.                                 –Tao Te Ching   For Diabetes D-Blog Week Day 2 the topic is to tell about one diabetes thing that we do […]

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Come What Come May

Any parent of a child with type 1 diabetes knows the importance of living in the present. To live any other way is to focus too much on those things that lie beyond our control. Better treatments. Soaring costs. A cure. But what about that other member of the family, the sibling? For Krista, who’s […]

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The Story That Keeps On Giving

It has been a busy past couple of months for us with teaching, writing and a little travel to New England for the Thanksgiving holiday. But I took some time over the summer to recap for a local magazine just what our first year with diabetes was like and I’d like to share it with […]

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Loving the outdoors!

Into D-Wild

Steve and I love the outdoors. As parents, we try very hard to instill that love in our children.  When not on a His-and-Her-only retreat (for you other outdoor enthusiasts check out Mount Le Conte, a “primitive” lodge in the Smokies reachable only by hiking. You will not regret it!), we’ve had the kids join us […]

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Born in an Ambulance

“Don’t worry,” she said, “I’ve done this before.” I looked skeptically at her–this superhero, who had in her life done many brave things–where she stood very pregnant near the bottom of the stairs of our house, the keys and the phone in my hand, ready as the faithful sidekick. “Really,” she went on, one arm […]

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Tears of joy

Dog Days of Summer

A few years ago I wrote a story about a dog we owned named, Digger. The piece was for a local publication which every August ran a special “Dog Days of Summer” edition printing favorite pet stories submitted by their readers (you can read it here, if you’re interested). The story was, originally-enough, titled “Digger”, […]

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You're never too old for the carousel

Worth a Thousand Words

I love the idea of documenting our d-journey through pictures and while it’s true we have captured a few memorable events on film (or in pixels, rather), unfortunately, there’s just not that much more that’s worth posting beyond what I’ve already shared. So, instead of inundating you with pictures of say, the combined quarter-century worth […]

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Letter To My Children

  Dear Kids: As I write this letter I imagine it as a pin hidden in a haystack, buried beneath dawdling levels of virtual white pages, layers upon layers of words and wordsmithed images and deliberation. How many, heaven only knows. Plenty, I hope as that means I have plenty of time to write them. […]

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