deeper than blood

Family is a loaded word. For some, happy memories come to mind first. Smiles, laughter, enjoyment, safety, love—these are the things that encompass their family. For kids like me, that is the family we long for. Sorrow, pain, brokenness, fear, humiliation—these are what come to mind for me. Never enough, always alone; surrounded by people […]

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Come Alive [redux]

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs… ask yourself what makes you alive because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Rainier Maria Rilke What makes her come alive? What lights up her eyes with curiosity, peace, and mischief? What instills breath in her lungs in the morning and sustains till the […]

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