Two Year Old Love

My two-year-old niece, Eva, doesn’t understand what is going on. She doesn’t know why she can’t hug, kiss, or be held by others or why she no longer sees anyone regularly. Or when she does, why are they wearing masks and gloves? All she knows is that she loves her family and friends. […]

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Vive Amando o Muere

English Translation: Live Loving or DieScroll down for the English version Nunca antes había oído hablar del estado de New Hampshire, ni siquiera sabía antes de venir que era uno de los 50 estados de este maravilloso país. Me preguntaba… ¿cómo será vivir en un lugar tan desconocido? Tantas dudas, miedos y, al […]

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Warm sticky skin on my chest

After a long battleShe sleepsShe wasn’t ready to end the dayLetting go is hardShe nursed but her body kept crawlingBum in the air connected to the mama milkShe pulls herself up, holding my hip with one hand and arches her back to let her head hang, mouth wide open with a smileShe’s impressedUsing […]

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He said he loved me!

My boyfriend always wished he had a closer relationship with his family. Growing up, he felt more isolated from his siblings because he was so much younger than they were. He moved away from his home town in his early 20s, and his family rarely made an effort to stay in touch or […]

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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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