Category: EK Ramblings

The Best 1

It's days like today I can't believe what you've done. What we've done. Together. Just 17 months in, you are forever part of my WE.  We said Godspeed to Brewster 12 months ago, 1 room and 1 hundred members deep. We ceremoniously welcomed him back today, nearly 300 strong, bursting out of two rooms overflowing …
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Our First 16

Ever watched someone have a baby? Then you know the feeling I'm about to describe. Euphoria. It's like you're laughing, crying and screaming, all at the same time. Being a part of miracle without physically being in pain, on drugs or sawed in half was the most magical experience I've ever had. Sixteen years ago …
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Nine Years Older

I just tucked in my eight-year old son for the last time. Tomorrow night, I'll be tucking a nine-year old. Or as he likes to describe himself, “A nine-year older.”  “This is the last time I'll ever kiss you as an eight-year old,”  I said as I brushed my lips across his face in a …
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Top Ten Things I Love About 3-2-1

10: The First Day Tomorrow is my favorite day of the month. It's the first day of the new 3-2-1 class. This month's class marks our biggest ever, and I am expecting nearly 20 athletes. The 3-2-1ers come to class a little early on the first day, most nervously stretching on the sidelines while their …
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Daddy Day

I miss him. Not just because today is the big one, cause I miss him everyday. The loss of my father left a hole so big in our world I'm not sure how the pain will ever subside. Just when I think it's lifting, or I can tell a funny story about Joe Kelly without …
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Happy Mother’s Day

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone I can't watch the news. It's impossible to read about death, deployment and devastation without imagining the mothers must feel. Imagining anything catastrophic happening to my children is just …
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