Rainbows of hope

Maria, my brother and sister – in-law’s Au Pair, shared that every window in her community in Spain had a rainbow in it symbolizing hope. My two nieces, ages 3 and 2, drew these. One of them is for my mother who chose, along with my father, to self-isolate in the beginning of […]

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A touchstone of love

With everything that is going on I find myself turning back to memories that have brought me joy and so much love, memories I cherish. When I was between the ages of 5 and 7, my family lived in town called Cullera, Spain. We lived in a small apartment, 4th floor walk up, […]

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The Bonus Dad

Much like a superhero a bonus dad works undercover to change the life of others. I was working mostly with my 3 stepchildren. The phrase “step” sounds like they are not my whole children, while I did not have a part in “making” them, I had a part in growing them. Hence, a […]

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Best-man speech

When Nick asked me to be his best man, my heart jumped with excitement. I remember my skin tingling, tears building up in my eyes. I was so proud. It didn’t last all that long though; as he then proceeded to tell me that I was going to be CO-Best man with Dr. […]

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Reflective Cherishing

creating who I am today

I recently had a beautiful shift occur in my life. It was a passing thought that resonated with my being and moved me deeply. I was thinking of the people that helped in creating me to be who I am today, and I realized I had not been including a very important person; […]

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A Child’s Love

Freddie drew Daddy 1

I love my Daddy… I draw him all the time -Freddie (4 years old), New Hampshire All Love Letters’ are pristine, posted as they were received.  Please forgive any spelling and grammar issues, since the writing was done in the throes of love, and sometimes love doesn’t care about commas or misplaced letters.

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Living and dying: a love story

Francie Charlie Wedding

On the morning of April 20th 2017, my Nana and Bapa took their last breath together, hand in hand, lying side by side in their bed, surrounded by those who loved them. Even in their death, they continued to memorialize their never-ending love story.   66 years and 15 days earlier, they walked out of […]

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Created With Intention

BFF love.com

My gaze drifts to the window and I watch the tree branches flutter in the wind; thinking about you. Grateful. You were my very first friend, welcoming me into our home together, allowing me to follow you around, share your toys with me, laugh with me, watch over me. You gave me your […]

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fly be free

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A note of love

A note of love

I have enjoyed our proximity (distance) closeness and our sisterhood closeness more than any words can describe. You and I have come so far in our relationship and there is no one who compares in friendship, spirituality, and being – than you and me – at least in my perspective. I have expressed […]

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Papa Love

Maravilla Love

As Papa reaches another decade, I sit back and feel grateful and so much love for him. Every step of my life, he has (for the most part) encouraged and supported me. From my baby steps to today, as he and my mother have taken on care taking for my two pets as […]

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