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  • May 15, 2014
    May
    List the things you want to be known for
    Caring for othersWife of 30 yearsMother of 3 amazing kidswriterscrapbookerlover of lifecrazy runner that ran 12 half marathons in 2012Crafty ladyCaregiverkind heartJeep loverBook crazypeace makerphotographerartistfriend to many  
     

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  • May 14, 2014
    I had to write something for Jane... 
    We picked up bracelets for the boys and grandkids with WWJD printed on them so when  any of us make a tough decision we will always be reminded to think, what would Jane do...
    Life is about lessons; the things we learn as we go through tough times make us the individuals that we are. The values we are taught and live by are a true testament to the love we...

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  • May 14, 2014
    List the ways you are energized
    runninga great story or bookprotein shakeawesome work outexciting plansvacation

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  • May 5, 2014
    This is not a post about weight loss or even running, even though they are both a constant part of my life. It is about making a mindful effort to take care of yourself each day, no matter how small... do something good for your body!
    Recently Chelsea and I began doing the 24 day challenge, something I do to get myself back on track. I have ventured down this road many times, and while I usually don't...

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  • May 1, 2014
    List the people you admire
    Dad - always there when you neededMom - dedicated her life to her familyJoel - the hardest working loving and caring husband and fatherChelsea - the light that brightens everyroomZach - with sweetness over flowingDebbie - the most dedicated person i know to her familyGordon - no explanation necessary, he's amazed me beyond wordsJane -  no matter how bad things are she'll...

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  • April 28, 2014
    Thank you for your kind and encouraging words and messages in regards to my story telling adventures.
    I love writing! Whether I am typing on the computer or writing with paper and pen, I love it! Ocassionally I keep the words to myself and use them to help me heal from whatever has me feeling defeated. Other times I expose myself and what I am feeling with no fear of rejection, just placing my thoughts...

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  • April 26, 2014
    Here we go day by day trying to survive what life throws our way...
    I spent a long weekend with my mother and anyone that knows her can see how rapidly her health is declining. Yet for some reason I still expect more from her as I continue to remind her how I just told her something. It's like a bad habit that I can't let go.
    And its funny her responses with people, a part of which is still the...

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  • April 25, 2014
    Observed closely, small moments have a large impact...
    Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
    Deb and I spend several days a week together. Usually our days involve therapy and then running a few errands and lunch. Unless you know Debbie, most people are unaware of her story and all she's been through. Most people don't know she has a brain injury, sometimes...

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  • April 24, 2014
    List your favorite books
    Five things I can't live without by Holly ShumasWhatever you think, think the opposite by Paul ArdenThe art of racing in the rain by Garth SteinThe last lecture by Randy PauschThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThe other boleyn girl by Phillipa GregoryThe red tent by Anita DiamontThe middle place by Kelly CorriganThe shackA million miles in a thousand years by Donald MillerLift...

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  • April 23, 2014
    Its funny how this blog post could change depending on the day I write it...
    That's how much of a roller coaster our lives are right now with Debbie. There are days where she is awesome and you can see parts of the old Deb returning, and then there are other days, like today, where she doesn't even recognize her own house.
    What is it about the brain that does this? It causes so much commotion in...

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