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Those Who Serve

I'm a pacifist. I'd rather there weren't wars or conflicts between (or within) countries. But that's not how it works, unfortunately. Some folks, regardless of how they feel about the issues, volunteer themselves to be put in harm's way should a conflict occur. Today, I am thankful for those who make that choice and who… Continue reading Those Who Serve

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On Being a Survivor and a Mother

"Will we have to get scars, too?" asked my 4 year-old at the dinner table last night. Though my abdomen was completely covered, as it normally is, her thoughts turned to the very long, very ugly scar that runs down the core of my body while she chewed her dinner. "No, baby, you won't have… Continue reading On Being a Survivor and a Mother