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Parallel Lives

As my daughter crosses the stage to receive her college diploma… She sits at home recalling seven years have passed since she buried her babe. I successfully gain a new contract. I am excited at the prospect of my company … Continue reading

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Prepare all you want – you are never ready.

Mom was tired out. She couldn’t eat. Everything tasted like metal. Water was the only thing She could tolerate. She slept a lot. She watched tv. She didn’t complain. On a bad day  She would say she had the ‘yucks’. … Continue reading

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The fear of the unknown.

Suddenly, I was very nervous.  I wanted to laugh at myself but my gut instinct told me to listen. I had never needed any medical tests before.  I was extremely healthy.  This ultrasound was my first ever.  As was this … Continue reading

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Was this the cherry that would break her for good?

    She wanted to have a party,  For her fiftieth birthday. The morning of her party, She accidentally  Stepped off the deck. She broke both her knees.    What? I saw her step down.  It was non-climatic.  But, it … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end.

  I was not home much the month of April. She had been so sick. Chrones disease. It went on for so long this time. The doctor wanted to treat with steroids. She was admitted to hospital. She gained and … Continue reading

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Now I was pregnant…

No one, Was more excited, About my pregnancy.  She wanted a billboard hired, I was still blushing and secretive.  I was scared, From the beginning. She knew, I was worried. She knew, I understood the genetics.  Still, She was positive. … Continue reading

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Moving on with life. (When her daughter had lost hers)

Life goes on. That’s what they say. And they are right. Life does go on, But, Never as it did before. She went back to work. She was kind to people. She spent time with my kids. Spent time with my kids. … Continue reading

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The time had come.

“She’s not right,” She tells me. I ask for more details. “I don’t know exactly, But, My girl has gone downhill.”   May twenty-second, Two weeks after nearly dying herself… Her daughter died.   I was away. Her daughter died. … Continue reading

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My sister nearly died.

She nearly died. I was sure she would die. The doctor didn’t understand. He didn’t know she had a terminally ill child at home… Waiting for her. He didn’t understand, I couldn’t lose her.  Nothing was recognizable, Except for the … Continue reading

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The truth.

  They told her without me there. They knew I wanted to be with her. I was in the waiting room. I had just left her bedside. I heard her scream.   I ran to her room. The doctor was … Continue reading

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