7 Quick Takes

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~1~ Around here we anxiously wait for the most important holiday of the year.  You know, the one when we celebrate the fact that God became man, let us physically torture and kill him, all so he could conquer death and rise again so that we would know that he is all powerful, can destroy

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~1~   Monday the kids and I headed north to the Twin Cities to spend a few days with our favorite little guy and his parents.  So fun to see his reaction when his friends come to visit.  And thank God for amazing friends. ~2~ Traveling alone with the kids was another first for me. 

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~1~ Our first Christmas without Sophia is almost upon us.  Nothing about it is easy.  It hurts, but we continue to take steps forward, without her.  I struggle to get through each day and Mark is so distracted with work that we are often on completely different pages, different places in our grief.  That in itself is