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let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. {mary oliver: "messenger"}

Month: September, 2010

finding out {letters to my baby}

I’ve decided to add a regular Thursday feature here at the blog: letters to my baby. The idea of writing to my baby is something I’ve planned for a long time, and now that I’m here, I’m finding it’s helping me to connect to my baby as a real person. Welcome to the first installment! […]

juxtaposition

On September 13 we heard that my mother-in-law – my husband’s stepmom – got MRI results back that indicated she might have cancer. On September 23 we got a positive pregnancy test – our first baby is on the way! On September 26, my mother-in-law passed away quietly, late at night. — Talk about juxtaposition. […]