stories — celebrations

{this moment}

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{this moment} a photo~an extraordinary moment~no words~pause~savor~remember... another thoughtful idea from soulemama

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5 years to the day of my breast cancer diagnosis.

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wow!!! this photo was taken the day after i was diagnosed. our girl was so little.this still seems so surreal to me, i feel like i've been walking in a strange dream for 5 years now. i found a lump in my breast a little over five and a half years ago (our girl was 2 1/2). i went and had a needle biopsy and my first mammogram at age 35 we were getting ready to try for baby #2...move ahead 7 months~the check-up to be sure~the lump was larger. doctors thought not a problem...i thought not a problem. just...

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{this moment}

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{this moment} a photo~an extraordinary moment~no words~pause~savor~remember... another thoughtful idea from soulemama

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grandma, i can't believe it's been a year already...we miss you so.

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i've started this blog so many times. the last of which was in may when my grandmother would have been 90! it was one year ago today that she passed away. she has been an inspiration for me since the beginning...for as long as i can remember. i tried to write a post for her when she died but we were all so busy getting ready for the celebration of her life. i did write a few words for her funeral. i have wanted to share this but i really want it to be just right! rather than never get...

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harry potter birthday potter take 2

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when our girl turned 5 we celebrated with a harry potter birthday party. we had so much fun...maybe one day we will revisit that! but for today i want to share the fun that we had on friday celebrating her 8th birthday. it all began this year with a formal request for attendance. we had fun making these personalized invitations this is all i can share given each invitation had the guests name "engraved" on it...they were so sweet though. we made this newspaper bunting thanks to the marvelous mayamade for her creativity again! many of the attendees are huge...

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