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Crossroads

Dear Gianna, Right as you hit your fifteenth month, we closed another school year. It wasn’t without challenges, but above all emotions I am grateful that we got to spend it together. We: you, dad, and me. We rose early … Continue reading

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A Year Later, A Birth Story

My Gianna, Around this time last year we were anxious, impatient, and inexplicably excited about exactly when you were coming. I remember that I was half-hoping you’d make it to March, but then we can hardly wait to see you … Continue reading

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Tenth Anniversary Special

It was late last year when we realized that 2018 will mark our tenth year of marriage. (Gah, if our relationship were a person, it will be a fourth-grader!) Of course we wanted to make it extra special. Of course … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

When Gianna was born, I was able to tidy up around the house, do the laundry, and finish assigned papers for my online course. But not without my husband taking charge of the stove, the dishes, and the errands. Not … Continue reading

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The Drama in Rolling Over

Dear Gianna, You rolled over for the first time the other day, and I swear tears stung my eyes. Delight won over so I clapped my hands instead of crying. Such a simple thing, this act of you turning over … Continue reading

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Life lately

Life lately sounds like sharp cries for hunger, and wails of protest upon water touching a tiny face. Days are filled with the drone of a fan, only mildly successful in saving us from the sweltering heat. Life lately sounds like … Continue reading

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Recent Realizations

If there’s one big thing I realized recently, it is that things get easier with time. This learning is two-fold: First, acceptance is the key. Before we brought Yanni home I had it set in my mind that it was … Continue reading

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