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Communication preferences

When Kathryn left, I looked forward to the freedom I would have with the Peace Corps’ policy on communication to home. Unlike Aaron’s mission, we have access to Kathryn through every means we had when she was away at college. … Continue reading

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Something from Albania

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
Well, here I am. I’m not going to give you a play-by-play of last week because, well, it would be tedious for me as the writer and you as the reader. Suffice it to say…

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Over the past six months (and actually longer), I have watched Kathryn run the Peace Corps gauntlet. I have watched her deal with being an adult living in her parents’ house (not recommended for the average independent person, btw), frustrating … Continue reading

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Just do it

Happy New Year everyone. This year, I have watched people in my family essentially do what this young lady did–take that first step and be glad she did. Congratulations to her! Congratulations also to Jacob for making the leap to … Continue reading

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Six months

Aaron has been gone six months. I look back at my posts that I made when the boy left: posts with titles like “suffering” and “sacrifice.” I have a vague memory of feeling that way. I had written the Missionary … Continue reading

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I love the internet

Sure, I waste a lot of my time online. Today it actually paid off. While checking Facebook, I noticed I was tagged in a post. A woman I have never met posted a picture with the caption: “Found another Vegas … Continue reading

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“Hard Work and Dedication”

Dear Michael Phelps: It was the oversized ears, the goofy grin, and the genuine happiness you displayed after each victory that made me–a 14-year-old at the time–fall in love with you during the 2004 Athens Olympics. Oh, and the washboard … Continue reading

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Commencement for all of us

Listen to any run of the mill graduation speech, and invariably a speaker will remind the audience that the word ‘commencement’ doesn’t mean you’ve finished your degree, it means you are beginning something new. We graduate as changed people, ready … Continue reading

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I’ve had a bit of a setback the past few days. I signed up for a Missionary Moms email list, and I was put in their Guatemala Missionary Moms group. What an invaluable resource that has been! I am now … Continue reading

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Life-Defining Moments

So when the time finally came to send our son Aaron off on his mission to Guatemala I had one of those “I am so grateful that I decided to get married and have children” moments.  It was like living … Continue reading

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