Words Matter

Words Matter ~ Breathing life into my soul

Less than a week after the funeral, I stood in the obstetrician’s office waiting for what was to come. “How are you today?” the nurse asked cheerfully. “Well . . ,” I wanted to skip this part. I wanted to get through the examination without comment. I wanted to leave. I realized I should have maybe told the receptionist when…

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Words Matter ~ Breaking the silence

There’s this lady I know . . . well, sort of. I’d hardly even call her an acquaintance, but we run into each other often enough that we talk about this and that. She’s married, hoping to buy a house, has a child — or is it two? Like I said, we don’t really know each other that well. But…

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Words Matter ~ a group writing project

It all started with a conversation on Facebook. A small thank you note, really, for an entry someone I have never met wrote about our family. Her response took me a little off guard. “Gosh…you mean I MATTERED?” And that got me thinking about all the notes and cards and emails we’ve received. So many start with, “I don’t know…

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