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The second good-bye…

…is easier. I feel like it shouldn’t be. Like somehow I’m not a good mom because I wasn’t sobbing all the way home. But it was easier. This morning Tiara packed up her things while I tidied up my office and the girls worked on school assignments. We made a list of errands just like […]

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One hundred likes.

Last night, three days after saying goodbye to my oldest daughter and closest friend, I sat down to type a post on one of the POTS Facebook pages that I belong to. I rarely post there, but it was time. This morning it had 104 likes and a flood of comments. “I got quiet when […]

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POTS: Four Days Later (and no falling shoes)

There’s no fanfare or momentous bouts of joy.  Though I think joy is there, this new freedom has come as quietly as it left.  The dizziness of POTS is nearly gone, we hope, for good. Though we feel so blessed to see that she’s finally found something that works, the house is eerily quiet and […]

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POTS: Her Extraordinary

“When their normal is her extraordinary it’s a very, very precious moment. I know your heart tonight precious friend… It’s full. ♥” – HB   This is all so new.  It’s just been 24-hours since she stood, put her arms out, and broke down crying.  Just 24-hours since that walk to the mailbox and that […]

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POTS: When Hope was Napping.

Kids get sick.  You take them to the doctor.  They get 10 days of some foul-tasting antibiotic.  The next day, really, usually within 24 hours, your kid perks up.  She feels a little better.  Even before the antibiotic is done, your kid seems good as new. That’s the expectation because that’s the norm. And then […]

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