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Scars

I held my foot as I sobbed. “Mommy, will it leave a scar?” “Maybe, but it will remind you never to do that again. Sometimes we have to learn through our scars.” My mom gently cleaned my wound and placed a band-aid on it. I felt instant relief from the hurt. My little...

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Counting

I threw the piece on the floor. “I counted wrong again,” I said to my mom. “This is so frustrating. Why is it so important to count every stitch?” Mom put her cross-stitch piece down, picked up mine from the floor, and sat beside me. “It takes patience Darlene. You...

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Pieces

“Don’t throw those out,” Mom said. I looked at the different pieces of fabric in my hands. Triangles, rectangles, strips of different sizes and shapes. Leftovers from larger projects. Scraps, that’s all they were. Confused, I looked back at her. “But they’re useless,”...

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Zigzags

She watched her husband from a distance. He seemed confused as to what direction he should go. He turned left, stopped, and looked to his right. He took a step that way. Stopped. Turned around. He seemed lost. A look of trepidation came over his face. “Strange,” she...

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Good-bye 2010!

Jeff and I had the pleasure of ringing in 2011 with my sister Sue. Our fun evening consisted of a delicious dinner at Crave Restaurant (see the picture below), watching movies, and then the tradition of watching the ball drop in Times Square. The excitement of it...

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Family Time

Christmas is a magical time of year. It brings surprises to all the kids…big and small. Most importantly, we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. It’s also a special time to spend with family and friends. Each moment is precious. I remember as a child visiting our grandparents...

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Christmas Morning

I put my hands on my hips as my lower lip protruded. “But Mom, can’t we do the breakfast dishes later?” I tapped my toe. “It’s time to open presents.” “Darlene, didn’t you know that good things come to those who wait?” I rolled my eyes. “Oh Mom, come on. We can do...

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Stocking Fun!

The house was still, we were nicely tucked into our beds, but Susan and I were wide awake. Not sure what Murray was doing. “Can you see anything?” I asked. Susan shone the flashlight towards the door, illuminating the stuffed stocking hanging on the door knob. “Yup,...

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