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Father's Day

From Bryan to His Dad

Note from Aimee: This year marks the 12th anniversary of my father-in-law's death. I didn't know it, but my husband Bryan has been writing a letter to him for a while. When I read it, I cried. He graciously allowed me to share it here…
Rejection

Rejection

Rejection is one of my hot buttons. ----- I was about eight or nine years old and I was invited over to a friends house, a girl I really liked, and thought was a good friend. When I got there, we'd been playing for about…

Mortified

Bryan has been trying to get me to watch The Mortified Guide on Netflix from the minute it came out. I've resisted, mainly because my childhood was painful and my teens years didn't get much better. Finally, we decided to ease in with the documentary…

Dear Mom

First of all, happy birthday! Normally at this time, we would be sleepily gathering around the speaker phone to call and sing as off-key to you as possible. Secondly, we miss you. It's been a rough seven months since you passed, both for our family and for the world. I think I only have just started the process of grieving you because there've been so many other things to go through along the way. If I am being honest, I have had some anger because of the way your affairs were left and the messes I have had to clean up, but I understand that it was difficult for you to do anything differently. I also feel incredibly lucky to be able to put work on hold while I handle things. But mostly, we just miss you.
Ripple Effect of 9/11 on families

The Ripple Effect of 9/11

Around this time 16 years ago, Bryan and I had just decided we wanted to try to have a baby. This is a big decision for anyone, but even bigger for us, who spent a decade swearing we didn't want children. Then 9/11 happened. It…

Goodbye Sweet Poe

This is one of those posts I feel I should write, but I don't have much to say. We're heartbroken. When Poe came to us, we knew that Bernese Mountain Dogs had an extremely short lifespan, but didn't quite realize how fast time would fly.…

Music Lover

Clearly I love music. Sometimes I feel like a freak because of how much I love music. My first job was in a record store. I can't stand it when there is silence in the house; I have music on all the time. Growing up,…

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