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Ten years ago, I held a 9 pound 1 ounce Teacher with a head full of dark hair and a really good lung capacity. His first lesson was to teach me to be selfless.  Along the way he also taught me the power of being selfish.  He taught me patience and when to let go.  He proved that all […]

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“What are you doing?” “I’m seven, Ma.” He’s the first to spark up a wrestling match, but he’s the first to crawl into your armpit area and snuggle. He’s an excellent reader, but hates to read. He loves chicken, even when it’s actually pork (even when you repeatedly remind him that it isn’t chicken, “I love this […]

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This year our birthdays feel different.  Becks’ jump to six felt huge; an official See Ya Later to baby years.  And Coop’s bounce from eight to nine feels similar.  But I can’t put my finger on it.   He’s not change like a baby to boy or boy to tween.  He still simply a boy.  But […]

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Six.  Those three little letters always define three other letters to me: Boy. Five = Baby. But Six is clearly in the Boy category. He’s a boy now.  Not really a baby. You don’t have to tell me that he’ll always be my baby, because I absolutely know that.  I’ve known that for years.  I’ve […]

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When they pulled Becks from my belly, he was in a standing position.  The OB said, “Lucky you.  He’s been standing on your cervix for a while.” I wasn’t surprised.  It’s hard to ignore an almost 9 pound baby standing on your goods. When the nurses cleaned him up, he was screaming.  She said, “I […]

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