Surfing Sunday 04.30

The March for Babies was yesterday and I am really feeling the emotional hangover today. I’ve talked about how I make it through these events by compartmentalizing my feelings, but sometimes my body decides to let that stress and emotion out in other ways, usually through illness, and this time was no exception. I’m hoping…

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Our Journey

Every year I share a video of the speech I gave at the March for Babies in 2009, which I gave just a few weeks after Maddie died. I never rewatch it because it’s way too emotional, and I just can’t let myself go back into that headspace, even for a second. Last year as…

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As you all know by now, April is a crappy month. We have the anniversary of Madeline’s death at the beginning, and the March of Dimes’ March for Babies at the end. And while the March for Babies is a beautiful thing, it’s also emotionally debilitating. I hate asking people to join my team, and…

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Family Fight

Last week, I had a water balloon fight at my last softball practice. James saw us filling up the balloons before practice, and he was soooo mad that he didn’t get to participate. Luckily for James, I bought more balloons than we needed, so I promised him we’d fill them up over the weekend. Because…

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Surfing Sunday 04.23

We have had a softball-filled weekend. We had a double-header yesterday, and today is a big “fun day” fundraiser for the league. I’m glad that Annabel really enjoys softball, and wants to participate in all the skills challenges┬átoday, like throwing contests and hitting contests. I’m sure James will also want to participate, because anything Annie…

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