Monthly Archives: December 2010

Connecting to Home

Horatio let each son select a lego minifigure to represent himself before he left home.  He added one for me and took them with him.  He has them on magnets which he put on the wall above his bed in … Continue reading

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A different Christmas Poem

Whether for a holiday, or not, the point is a good one. Take five minutes and watch this. It goes quickly.

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Missing Daddy

Dear Dad, I miss you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.  Don’t have too much fun without me.

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Quotes of the Day

6 year old Bob: “Who is my substitute Daddy while Daddy is away?” Me: “I am.” Bob: “Well, then, who is my substitute Mommy?” ME: “I am.” Bob: “wow, you’re gonna be busy.”

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Kindness of Strangers

Everyone around us has been incredibly supportive. I have lost count of the number of people who have offered to help if we need it and I am very grateful for every offer. It is a real comfort to know … Continue reading

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Departure

Horatio left yesterday.  The past week has been rough.  He has been very sad about leaving his family behind, of course.  He reminded himself, again and again, though, that it was the right decision for us all.  Even if we … Continue reading

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9 more days

We have 9 more days together, as a family, before Horatio leaves. Over the weekend the mood definitely changed. The pending departure hangs over us and everything we do. Many seemingly average events in our day now often turns into … Continue reading

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Putting it in Perspective

I’ve heard the saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff,” a million times but, as everyone knows, that is easier said than done. Until something big is happening and helps us to remind us that it … Continue reading

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2 Ways

I have a lot of patience. I’m not bragging, it’s just a fact. I wasn’t always this way but, long ago, I decided that it was easier to have patience with our children than to get upset again and again. … Continue reading

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