Another Christmas

It was Christmas Day and Kira and Joel were going to spend it at his parents' house. Last night, Kira baked a Christmas fruit cake and Gingerbread cookies while Joel wrapped the presents. They just finished having breakfast and were on their church for the Christmas service. "Just think, next year Christmas, we'll have another …

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The Grays’ Gala

It was the night of his parents' annual charitable gala. He was there with Briony. His father remembered her and greeted her warmly. When he introduced her to his mother, the older woman was very reserved in her manner. He could tell that she didn't approve of Briony which hardly surprised him. She had never …

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Antonia Visits the Art Gallery

It was Friday, the day before Laird's wedding. Antonia was feeling really cut up about it but what could she do about it? As much as she wanted to, she couldn't prevent it from happening. Tomorrow, she was going to sit in the church and pretend to be happy like everyone else when she was …

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Which is Worse?

Getty's Image "Which is worse?" Annie asked Not being able to have children or having a child and then losing that child to an illness or to some tragedy?" "I think not being able to have children is worse," Robyn replied. Annie stared at her. "So, you would rather have a child and go through …

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Stumped

“What’s the matter, Eleanor?” “I’m trying to find information on Mind in the Making, you know to find out if it’s an expression or if there's a definition I could use but all I find it some book with that name.  If it weren’t for this book, would there even be such a thing as …

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The First Father’s Day

“Happy Father’s Day,” she said. “Thank you,” he replied sadly and turned away. She gently squeezed his shoulder, her eyes misty.  “You don’t stop being a parent when your child dies.” “I know.  It’s just that this is the first Father’s Day without her.” “I know. The first Father's Day, birthday, Christmas, Thanksgiving is always …

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Matt’s Story

A couple of years ago, my world as I knew it was turned upside down.  I was 17 and at my cousin, Rose's wedding.  At the reception, a relative who had way too much to drink, put his arm around me and said, "I don't know about the rest of the family but I'm sure …

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An Invitation

"So, what are your plans this weekend?" Vihaan asked Leona Friday morning when she was at her desk having a cup of hot chocolate. His question caught her by surprise.  It was the first time since she had been his secretary that he had asked her such a personal question.  She pondered it for a …

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It’s How You Respond

Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges - Jim George What transition are you going through today?  Getting old is a big one.  You’re not as agile and flexible as before.  You ache in parts of your body you didn’t even know existed.  It's important to be active.  …

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Keeping Them Safe

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons - Author Unknown Remember when you were a child how you used to blow bubbles and your face lit up with excitement when you got really big ones?  Oh, the simple things in life that children enjoy.  If only they could remain in their little world …

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