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random blog post about nothing

Even though I’m not a big commenter (mostly that writing thing) I do try to read. Even before I had to learn to conserve my words I never felt like my writing FIT in any neat little labeled box. It’s not bad. I’m proud of it. The way a mom is proud of drawings she keeps on the fridge. [...]

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do i love you more?

Nathaniel was born in 1998. Rachael came in 2001. Peyton arrived in 2003. As my friend Robin likes to say, I made humans with my genitals. As an adopted child with no way of finding the birth parents I felt profoundly moved the first time I held someone related to me by shared blood. Nathaniel [...]

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passionate temper and stubborn

Passionate temper and stubborn. That was how I described the 11yo to herself. I told her they were traits she came by very honestly. I’m muleheaded. I have a fiery temper. I’ve just learned to control them. I’ve found ways to use them.Whether it was writing in a journal or working with a therapist to the point of pain, [...]

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my first

He was the first person I ever held in my arms that shared my blood. The girls would come, but HE WAS MY FIRST. The doctor put him on my belly and I can’t even explain what happened. The sun exploded. Time stopped. Everything that WAS changed. It happened two more times. But he was [...]

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