Category Archives: Family

Howie

He was the kind of guy who leaned down and hugged you a little longer than you were comfortable with. He had big puppy brown eyes with lashes that every girl in high school was jealous of.  He was younger … Continue reading

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Thankful

Anticipation Anxiety Rubber against roadway for two hundred and eleven miles miles and more miles College kids kick it on a long journey home   Try not to worry, momma Just wait. watch. Wait a little longer now.   Dusk settles … Continue reading

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Plans, Schedules, Arrangements

Plans made over a month ago. Schedules cleared and set. Things arranged. So much to do to prepare to get away. Tickets reserved, rooms booked. Errands run. Alternate plans for college girl to get a ride back home after finals. Sad … Continue reading

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Mom

“Oh, I can’t believe I have all my girls here together,” she wells up. Hands rise to her face. Tears come. Hand to her shoulder. I reach out to stroke her long dark hair. Hug her a little closer. Sister … Continue reading

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