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Because I am the youngest of eight, my parents and siblings have referred to me as the baby ever since I can remember.
I have ten kids. I have changed thousands of diapers, spent over a hundred hours in labor and been pregnant for approximately seven years of my life. But no matter what I do, to them I will always be the baby. I have never understood it. Until Hope came along.
It could be because I had her when I was closer to 50 than 40. Or maybe it's…Continue
My church friends from our Vermont years called me last month and asked me if I could come speak at their next women's breakfast. I said I think I can arrange that.
I remember in 2004 how unsure I was that a southerner could transplant from Tennessee to Vermont, but I learned very quickly that it can be done with ease.
As I prepare to return this…Continue
When March 1st came, I breathed a sigh of relief that we had had such a well winter.
On March 2, Hope got a stomach virus. We had company coming--friends from Vermont. Our friend Karl Swanke (#67--look him up) played for Green Bay in the 80's and his visit was perfectly timed with our church's March Madness sports theme. He planned to say a few…Continue
I wanted to ride my bike to the mall with my BFF when I was about 12. My mother said no.
I told her everybody rode their bikes to the mall.
"And if everybody jumped off a cliff, would you jump, too?" she asked.
Why do all my friends' mothers say that? I thought.
When I was 17, a guy who was well over 21 asked me on a date. My mother said I had to wait until I was 18 to go out with him. So I…Continue