Category Archives: gratitude

A Year in Pictures (and some thoughts)

Last year started out feeling like this. I woke up on my 32nd birthday and literally could not get out of bed. I had been having digestive symptoms for weeks that told me I was in another IBD flare, but … Continue reading

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5 (or 6 or Thousands of) Things and People that Renewed My Faith in Humanity This Year

In no particular order: 1. Batkid in San Francisco This was one of the highlights of my entire year. Seriously. I tear up just thinking about how an entire freaking city came together to make this child’s wish come true. … Continue reading

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Much to Be Thankful For…

We are leaving for Richmond tomorrow morning for a week of Thanksgiving celebrations. There is so much to be thankful for: *That I get to see the world anew through these eyes: *That my kids each have an amazingly unique … Continue reading

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Grateful #2

A while back I posted a list of things I was grateful for. I had meant to make it a weekly (or at least monthly) tradition, but here we are, almost a year later, and I’m finally getting around to … Continue reading

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The Road to Cape Cod

So basically late April thru June was spent in a pretty scary flare. I was re-diagnosed, this time with Crohn’s Disease. Womp womp. Enter new meds and a burgeoning relationship with the Penn outpatient infusion suite (which has vibrating massage … Continue reading

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An open letter to whoever wrote the letter to the iphone mom

Dear Person Who Wrote the Iphone Mom Letter, Let’s talk for a minute. There have been some great responses to your letter (I like this one), but I thought I would weigh in too. Okay, sister friend? Here goes. I … Continue reading

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Grateful #1

Every Friday, I am going to attempt to post a list of a few things or one thing I am grateful for this week. Here goes: *Joe is off the whole weekend. *It might be 60 freaking degrees here this … Continue reading

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