02/18/06 00:38:11 - Anniversaries

December was a great month for anniversaries and irony. It marked the anniversaries of the best and worst days of my life. It brought pain on days I should celebrate and happiness on days I wanted to mourn. This year, we marked my seventh wedding anniversary, celebrated my sonís thus-far successful recovery from a bone marrow transplant and remembered how, 365 days earlier, a doctor entered my daughterís hospital room and told us that she was going to die.
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10/23/05 10:36:00 - Mourning

For the first time in a while, I just sat down and wept over Lily. Sometimes I wonder when it will stop hurting. Other times I wonder what I will do if it ever really does stop hurting. I rather think that would be even more painful. I think I have more faith now than I did just after she died (or even before, for that matter). But while I have more hope in seeing her again (someday) I donít think it makes it hurt any less. I am, however better able to deal with it. At least I think I am. I have been much happier lately than I have been in quite some time.
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09/23/05 10:34:00 - Journeys

I just finished reading the last book in Orson Scott Cardís Ender Quartet. It was absolutely stunning. No matter which of his books I have read (the only other of these was the spin-off, ďEnderís ShadowĒ), Iím moved by the depth of them. When I was in high school, I read all kinds of stuff. Well, not all kinds, exactly. I read much more in action novels than I did anything else. Whether it was Tom Clancy or Star Trek: The Next Generation, it was all about the adventure. Actually, Enderís Game would have been right up my alley. But Iím rather glad that I didnít get to it until I was almost 30 years old. Iím quite sure I wouldnít have enjoyed the following three books nearly as much. I was a teenager, and was interested mostly in teenager type things Ė action, adventure, and maybe some romance.
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Lily's Birth - Posted 03/20/02 by Rick

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