For Margot

My friend Margot lost her fight to breast cancer last weekend. We weren’t currently in touch, and I won’t claim we were best friends, but Margot was one of those souls who made an impact on people. I am no exception. The last time I heard from her was in December. The cancer was in…
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Being a mother is giving your heart away forever

When I first told my mom two years ago that Joe and I were thinking of having children soon, she didn’t whip out piles of baby blankets she’d been secretly purchasing for “when the time came” or start talking about little baby feet. Instead, she got serious on me. “I just have to tell you,”…
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