My Mom Has Been Dead 15 Years. And I Remember Every Waking Moment.

There are certain days of the year that I dread. And no matter what preventative measures I take, these dreaded days come. And they don't seem to get all that easier. The absolute worst day of my calendar year is October 7th. And there is no avoiding it. It comes the same time each year. Day after October 6th. Day before October 8th. Every freaking year. The deathiversary of my mom. The deathiversary is the one day each year that I relive every single second of the day my mom…

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What You Need to Know About Being Married For Ten Years

Beau and I just celebrated ten years of marriage. It amazes me that ten years has gone by in the blink of an eye. Yet so much has changed in these same years. I remember when we were picking out our wedding bands. There was a second band you could purchase to match my set. The jeweler suggested Beau could come back and buy it for me for our tenth anniversary. I pictured what it would be like ten years later opening that gift. I was off. Way off. When…

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