Déjà Vu

Last Monday I received a call from the elementary school nurse. Annabel was in her office, complaining of a bad headache, lethargy, and body aches. I picked her up from school, and when we got home she went straight to her bedroom and slept for hours. The next morning, she had a bit of a…

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A Decade Ago

Labor Day is a holiday that the honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country…but for me, it will always be the anniversary of one of the scariest days of my life. Ten years ago on Labor Day, my water broke…

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I Wonder

I spend a lot of time (probably too much time) wondering about things. I wonder why I still get car sick at 38 years old. I wonder why the grocery store isn’t arranged in alphabetical order. I wonder if Lee Corso will ever acknowledge me. But mostly, I wonder about Jackie and Maddie. Last week…

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March And Roll

The full-body “unclenching” I experience after every March for Babies is in full effect. As I mentioned on Sunday, my body reacts to stress with illness, and I’m currently on a nice cocktail of drugs to help heal the infections in my lungs and sinuses. The emotional impact of this being the tenth year we’ve…

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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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