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Lessons From the Climbing Rope

I recently enrolled my daughter in gymnastics. We were encouraged by her teacher to get her involved in extracurricular activities to support interactions with other children. Ella-Grace, for lack of better terms, is an only child. This isn’t by choice, but as the result of us losing her brother and the elected tubal ligation during […]

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The Day Jakob Came

Every year on my son’s birthday we choose to make it a happy day. We celebrate with a cupcake, buy a cupcake for a stranger and send a balloon up to the sky. Some years we go to the cemetery and Ella-Grace chooses a toy to bring with her to leave on his grave. This […]

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My 13 Reasons

The number 13 is a number that holds meaning in our household. It can identify with both positive and negative things. Our son, Jakob, was 13 days old when he died and he died on the 13th of February. The year I turned 13 I had some of the greatest friends and greatest experiences as […]

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