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My Tribe

I recently told a friend that the African proverb, It takes a village to raise a child. was written expressly for me.  While she chuckled and then helped me figure out where and when to bring my son, Chris, for his newest activity, I realized how important my village has become.  Some interpret this quote as being responsible for everyone’s children, while others feel we cannot raise our children without the help of our village.  I see it both ways, but utilize it almost daily as the latter – my village, my tribe…they help me get through whatever life throws...

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Bless These Hands

Each year, I’m fortunate to be invited to an event called “Queen for a Day”. Local women from several churches work together to pamper caregivers and provide fellowship and support. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to attend for several years, but I’m often reminded of an incredibly moving part of the day I attended six years ago.  Each caregiver had holy water poured over her hands as the following prayer was read.  It’s stuck with me over the years, and I hoped it could provide you the strength and feeling of support it did for me. Being a mother of a...

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