Life Lessons from My Poppy and Dealing with Loss

On Loss… Just one short week ago I held my grandmother’s hand as she took her last breaths. Even as I write this now, its hard to believe she is gone. She was 89. She lived a long and full life. If my life is half as full of experience and family and adoration as hers, I would consider myself incredibly lucky. It wasn’t a tragedy. She got to make all of her own decisions all the way…
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Life Lessons From A Six Year Old

This has been a rough 6 months for this chickadee. Bi-weekly bouts of strep throat that exacerbated her asthma. Many rounds of antibiotics that left her queasy and listless. Countless trips to and from the pediatricians office only to return a week later. As we approached our third season of this unbearable routine, we made the decision, with the advice of her ENT, to remove both her tonsils and adenoids.
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