Adventure, Exploration, and Every Frightening Thought In Between

You’re a fast one, Mr. Beckett. You’re silent, and stealthy, and adventurous. You love to explore, and feel, and see. And as much as your love for adventure adds to my love for you, it’s also downright terrifying. My brain swirls with these similar thoughts, from sun up to sun down: What if you get […]

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Birthday Magic And All The Feelings

My boy, my Beckett, my littlest love, Today you’re another year older. Another day wiser, cuter, faster, taller, and 6 full years of pure miracle. One day I will reminisce with you all about the challenges that you faced, from day one, coming into this world much too early. When I’m braver, and stronger, and […]

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Initiative, Progress, and Coloring Outside The Lines

This child of mine has never been a fan of coloring. You know when you (used to be able to) go to restaurants, and the host/hostess would hand you those tiny, little boxes of crayons with their children’s menu to pass time? Ya, we passed on those after awhile. They’d end up rolled under someone’s […]

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Erase The Word

Close your eyes. And just for a moment think back to the most important piece of advice you got when you were younger, on how to treat others. This is mine, and I know you’ll recognize it… We were all told that famous line as children, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t […]

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What We Stand to Lose

We have seen much brighter days, friends. Our previous week started with our sweet Beckett, out of the blue, looking like he was going to “toss his cookies” during a short car ride. His adventurous, silly, playful demeanor disappeared, and a sad, quiet, still, slightly pale imposter emerged.Some kind of tummy bug must have overtaken […]

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