Archive for December, 2013

Did you just roll your eyes at me??

December 16, 2013 2 Comments

Let me set the stage for you: 3:45am – I try to get the kids out of bed at my parents’ house, without waking them, and get them in the car to head to the airport. EPIC FAIL. Giana is no problem…but our feisty 2-year-old is a different story. He told me to go away […]

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Finding peace….

December 16, 2013 0 Comments

My grandmother, a devout Catholic, mouthed the words of the Salve Regina prayer with her priest while he was performing the last rites. She could no longer talk…or even open her eyes…but in her final moments, she prayed. ¬†Hours later, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, she went home to be with God. ¬†When […]

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December 8, 2013 3 Comments

I got the call. The call I knew that would come someday. I heard my mom’s voice tell me, “Mandy, it’s almost time. Dad and I will hold the phone up to Gramma’s ear…she can’t talk but she can hear you.” I collapsed to the floor and started sobbing. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. […]

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