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Oct 05, 2012

The Taste of Love

Lime sherbet spoke to me as a child. It spoke volumes of love to my heart and soul with every spoonful—sweet, tart, creamy, and all mine. It gave me my first taste of independence, whe... read more!

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May 10, 2012

My Speech from the Intermountain Donor Recognition Ceremony

Tonight I'd like to talk about scars. Some seen, most unseen. I know everyone in this room has them. I want to tell you a little about mine. Of course I have the usual scars one accumu... read more!

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Mar 05, 2012

The Long and Winding Road--A Story of Infertility and Adoption

We were married in Scotland (where I was born and raised).  As newlyweds we moved to Mark's hometown in Arizona.   So happy, so in love, we innocently made plans for our futur... read more!

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Jan 11, 2012

Pornography Addiction

Life's most severe grief often comes from the disappointment of our expectations. My expectation for my life included the idea that my husband would rely on me to meet his sexual needs, that he would ... read more!

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Sep 30, 2011

My Good Grief

Seven and a half years ago me and my husband got married in the LDS Temple and started an exciting life together. We spent a year finishing our degrees at BYU a... read more!

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Sep 13, 2011

Knowing Pain

This was originally posted on my family blog two years ago. The sentiments in this post have been on my mind lately and I was led to a beautiful website and post that expresses my thoughts more beauti... read more!

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Jul 16, 2011

Grief Glasses

Soybean capitol of the world. Decatur, Illinois. Complete with drenching humidity and a city-wide permeating stench from the local soybean factory. The year was 1999 and I don't remember much f... read more!

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May 30, 2011

Grief Club

I've been reading a book lately that was recommended to me by several friends. "You'll love it!" one says. "It's hilarious!" raves another. "It's a quick and light read!" is another recommendation. An... read more!

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Apr 01, 2011

From a Headstone Recipient

This is a blog post originally posted on No Empty Chairs, the Larson Family blog. Andrea Larson and I met via an online private blog for families who have lost young children. If you would like to be ... read more!

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Mar 21, 2011

Losing Erin

My sister Erin died on Memorial Day, May 26, 2008. She was 33 years old. She died of congestive heart failure due to intoxication of medication. At the time of her death she was not abusing any typ... read more!

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