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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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Let’s honour our Moms.

  My earliest memory is thinking she was the most beautiful woman.  I would watch her put on her liquid eye liner and her lipstick…she had a specific way of doing it and always the tissue blot!  I would ask … 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 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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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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The homecoming.

Her baby survived against all odds. She was able to bring her baby home. It was miraculous.    The child sealed her soul. Her love for her child, Resonated in a confidence, Respected by all.   Her babe required medication … Continue reading

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The transfer.

  I wasn’t there. Her babe was transferred. I wasn’t there. Her babe was taken to another hospital. She cried and cried. She wanted to go too.  She didn’t want to be separated. They said, ‘no’. There were no beds. … 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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Her babe’s first twenty-four hours.

    I went back and forth between them all night long. She had not woken from anesthesia yet.   ‘Wake up! Wake up!’  I silently demanded her.    You might miss her!  Oh god. Oh god.   They wouldn’t … Continue reading

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The pregnancy.

She came in the door sporting bright red cheeks and a smile.                                The doctor had confirmed her suspicions, She was pregnant.    Hormones looked good on her, She glowed for nine months.  Pregnancy was her thing! She was so pleased. … Continue reading

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