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I’m sitting on my couch. My laptop is perched on my knees as I slowly tap keys, giving my brain some time to figure out the direction it wants to go. But my mind keeps wandering. I haven’t written anything in this space for a long time. After the heartbreak of all that happened in […]


The words burned my ears and I’m sure I visibly flinched in surprise because I remember trying to hold it back. In everyone else’s mind there was nothing to debate. An abortion was the ONLY right thing to do. How could I NOT know that? I think I barely managed to fumble out a weak […]


These last few weeks have been both good and hard. I have very much enjoyed much needed time with my family. We’ve counted our blessings, shared in feasts, laughed, reminisced and made new memories. Even though I am still struggling with some things in my heart, I feel the balance has shifted to that of […]


I haven’t talked about knitting for awhile now. When I first started a few years ago I was knitting all the time. I worked for a wonderful yarn company, Blue Sky Alpacas who also own Spud & Chloe, and test knit for them, I also made many samples. I was up to my ears in […]


It’s Like Finding A Box

by Traci on November 8, 2012

in real life,healing,freedom,fear

It’s hard to face your past. It’s like finding a box, tucked away in the back of your closet you forgot was there. You recognize it, but can’t really remember all that’s in it. It’s been so long, what would be the harm in looking? Besides, I wonder if there’s anything good in there? There […]


my eyes they see but only dimly this life so rearranged I’m not the same change I’m no longer the same this life no longer my own i try to live that glory may be shown then i fail things unravel storm clouds form, darkness whispers, “I’m coming!” what do I do? where do I […]


“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” ~Matthew 5:4 Anniversaries can be hard. But they don’t have to stop our lives or make us regress. They can be used as catalysts to launch us into new things, new chapters, new understanding, new acceptance. I spent a lot of the day ‘living in […]


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