A Father’s Love

Burgers and bratwurst, t-shirts with cheesy sayings, and homemade cards that prove more valuable than those sold in any store… All of these gestures will celebrate those commonly ignored but so very crucial figures called “dads.” There are a few varying stories as to the exact origins of Father’s Day. Some say it originated because […]

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Correcting Someone Else’s Child

His big brown eyes looked up at me as if to say, “See, Mom. I told you. Now what do I do?” The silent but obvious question was in response to another child shoving him right in front of me, an adult, and saying how he was “so much bigger and better than everyone else”. […]

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The Communion Question

I walked to the front of the church donning the most beautiful white dress, matched only in sweetness by the simple veil with delicate flower petals adorning my head. After the service, my parents hosted a party at our home complete with a cross cake (is that sacrilegious?) and gifts (my favorite being a St. Francis charm from my grandmother). […]

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Divorce: A Five-Letter Word

In 2000, my son and I found ourselves with a father and husband who wanted to leave home. Unfortunately, this would be the first time but not the last. I was a 32-year-old mom of our only child, who was age two, when my husband left the first time. I remember my granddaddy telling my mom, “Divorce is like death.” That painful […]

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