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Month: December 2021

Under The Oaks

Under The Oaks

Growing up, we lived on a small piece of property in the perfect little rural neighborhood.  Our driveway was flanked by two strong oak trees.  My parents planted them when they moved to the land, and they quickly grew to be distinguished markers of our front yard.   It was under these oaks that I can remember all of my childhood dreams coming to life.  My daddy rode me in circles on our horse around these trees, my legs hardly long…

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Five Years

Five Years

It’s been five years. Five years of holding on and five years of letting go… Dear Jacob, Today has been five years since we saw your face for a moment and gave you right to Jesus. It feels quite strange to me that so much time has passed and yet it seems I’ve lived a thousand lives since you left us. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who remembers you. Like maybe you existed only in my mind….

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Only You

Only You

We thought we had escaped it, honestly.   Being in public or meeting new people, we would affirm that yes, we had three boys, and their eyes would widen.  “Must be rough at your house!  What with all the wrestling and fighting and boy stuff?”  And I would smile sweetly [I would only later come to understand this as naive], and I would say, “They actually get along really well!  They are the best of friends.  I guess we should be…

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