Tag Archives | fear


missing: me

Hi there, mom.  Are you feeling a little lost?  A little stressed?  A little bit like running away sometimes?  Welcome.  You’re not alone.  Do you sometimes feel at the end of the day like you’re exhausted, but you honestly cannot say that you finished a task to completion?  Me too!  The whining, the disagreements between […]

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2012 Minneapolis Marathon

dreaming big

This past Tuesday, I had the opportunity to visit with a group of about 20 elementary-aged Girl Scouts at their program center in Bettendorf.  During our conversation, I asked the girls whether they knew what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Almost every girl immediately raised her hand.  So I asked the girls […]

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Letting Go

the hardest part of love

“You cannot close the acorn once the oak begins to grow And you cannot close your heart to what it fears and needs to know That the hardest part of love….is the letting go…”  From the song “Hardest Part of Love” from Stephen Schwartz’ musical Children of Eden As they say, kids don’t come with […]

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