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Just One More Moment

What I wouldn't give to go back to that Friday April afternoon. If I only knew then what I know now, I would've spent the all afternoon with you. If I had only known that would be the last birthday I was to celebrated with you, I never would've left your side. If only I… Continue reading Just One More Moment

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Tethered No More

Pingback: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/tether/ Today's prompt, tether, is a personal one for me. Typically our daily prompts inspire me to write essays or poems, but not today. When my son, Jack, was a brand-spanking-new-infant, my mother noticed a fleshy dimple of sorts at the top of his bum, right where his spine and bum met. A first… Continue reading Tethered No More

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When Paper Is So Much More

Pingback: https://poetscornerblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/paper-promises/ Paper is defined as: a material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, used for writing, drawing, or printing on, or as wrapping material. To some, that's all it is; a means to an end, whether the end is wrapping a gift or jotting down a note. I'm… Continue reading When Paper Is So Much More

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Childhood Ending Version 24

Pingback: https://momsorganicbohofoodfun.com/2015/09/28/motherly-love/ For a long time, I wasn't  quite sure when childhood ended for me. Always wise beyond my years, uber-responsible, and full of ambition, I feel like I've been a similar version of myself throughout the entirety of my life. I've experienced many milestones that traditionally symbolize the "end of childhood." Getting my first job… Continue reading Childhood Ending Version 24

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How I Found My Way After A Decade of Floating Adrift

Pingback: https://bysarahwhiley.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/in-the-disconnect/ Daily Prompt: adrift The majority of my twenties was plagued with stress, uncertainty, and a general sense that I was lost at sea, floating adrift into previously uncharted waters. An unpleasant divorce in addition to the first real losses of my life sent me into both a dark hole of isolation and  a tailspin… Continue reading How I Found My Way After A Decade of Floating Adrift

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Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

Moms, Dads, athletes, professionals, and students are all common ways that people identify themselves. For a period of time during my younger years I identified myself as a Type A Perfectionist. I was born with a plan and goals and nothing was going to stop me from completing my plans and achieving my goals. As time… Continue reading Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

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When the Damage is Done

I hold no ill will and wish you peace. This I have told you time and time again. It seems every time a fair amount of time passes you reappear, just as you did when I was a vulnerable child, unaware of how to protect myself from your absence or your presence. I understand and… Continue reading When the Damage is Done

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Unexpected Roots

Pingback: https://biaatlas.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/inside-not-out/ Throughout my thirty years I have been very privileged to have experienced living in many states across our great nation. My Dad was in the Navy, so we moved every two years when he was re-stationed until he retired from the Service and we returned home. We lived in Arizona and Washington State and… Continue reading Unexpected Roots

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Gray Matters

Pingback: https://movingtowardsthelight.com/2017/04/25/12809/ Alone is how I have come to know myself; my true, intimate self. Alone in my own thoughts, feelings, and skin I am me. Only I know the real me,  just getting acquainted with her. I am complicated; introverted at times, extroverted at others, passionate, loving, loyal, sometimes sad, and often Lonely. A constant companion… Continue reading Gray Matters