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    Life balance

    When I was young one of the things I dreamed about doing was gymnastics. I wanted to be that girl who launched herself over the vault and completed a perfect dismount. I watched any gymnastics I could that was played on TV (and we didn’t have cable either) and tried to emulate the moves I saw the young women performing. One of the things I could pretend to compete on was the balance beam. We had recently built a deck and had leftover lumber of various sizes lying around behind our garage. I found a piece of 4×4 lumber (perfect for deck posts) that I imagined was my balance beam.…

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    Diabetes & baby

    Diabetes is a chronic disease that, for those of us who have it, adds a complexity to our daily lives that we would all like to not have. When I was diagnosed I was 11 and it was Easter weekend. My family had plans to go out of town to celebrate my older brothers birthday and Easter. Well, what my mother thought would be a routine visit to the doctors because she thought I had a UTI (nasty little bugger), became the first weekend of a new stage of my life. For those of you who aren’t familiar with diabetes I’ll try to keep it simple and straightforward for y’all.…

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    I’ve been blessed

    Have you ever taken time out from your busy day to think about how blessed you are? I know, as a Christ follower, we are all blessed to be children of God and forgiven for our sins, but have you thought about those around you who have made you feel blessed? Dictionary.com lists a few different definitions for blessed: (adj.) 1. consecrated; sacred; holy; sanctified: the Blessed Sacrament. 2. worthy of adoration, reverence, or worship: the Blessed Trinity 3. divinely or supremely favored; fortunate: to be blessed with a strong, healthy body; blessed with an ability to find friends. 4. blissfully happy or contented. 5. Roman┬áCatholic┬áChurch,┬ábeatified. I know we don’t…

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    Parenting isn’t a competition.

    A few days ago I was scanning Facebook, a common occurrence while I’m nursing, and noticed a friend had posted a picture of their child who’s just a few weeks younger than Jackson. The picture was cute, but what caused the strongest reaction for me was the fact that the child was holding their head up while experiencing ‘tummy time’. That’s a wonderful thing for the child because it shows the child is developing muscle control and is following the general guidelines for “normal” growth; but I had the strong reaction because Jackson has yet to hold his head up in a similar manner yet, and he’s slightly older than…