Archive for April, 2009

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Don’t Panic

Cali started climbing out of her crib this week. Dear Lord. Malakai started when he was nine months old so, the fact that Cali waited until she’s twenty-three months old is quite a gift. She’s climbed out two times this week, in the morning, getting up for the day. This afternoon is the first time […]

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Loved, You Are

During the summer of 1996, I was eighteen and decided to rebel against my conservative upbringing and get a tattoo. I had two cool stickers on the back window of my 1980 Ford Mustang, a butterfly and a lion. I wanted both as tattoos but decided to go with the butterfly as my first one. […]

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

To Cry Or Not To Cry?

Zoe has always been very sweet and tender. She’s very gentle and when she gets hurt, whether it’s physical or emotional, she is visibly crushed. When she gets physically hurt, she will scream the most shrilly cry imaginable. It’s extremely piercing to the ears. Taking her to get her immunizations usually leaves me wondering where […]

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Monday, April 13th, 2009

I Am Not Trash

“I’m sorry, I just got overwhelmed. No one tells you how hard this is all gonna to be. Marriage, being a parent: it’s the hardest job in the world and nobody prepares you for that. Nobody tells you how much you have to give up. I feel like I gave up so much. I’ve given […]

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Friday, April 3rd, 2009

All Apathy Aside

I first heard about Invisible Children (IC) in 2004. I was living in Alabama at the time and since this was a hometown, San Diego, organization, I thought that I could only help from afar, by word-of-mouth. Living in Colorado, I first got involved with Invisible Children in April 2006. The event was called Global […]

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