Category Archives: Beginnings

Welcome to my World

To the parents of the child just diagnosed: Hi, I am Lorraine. These days I am a writer, blogger, and die-hard Astro’s fan. Over the years I have perfected my chili recipe and I like to make cinnamon glazed almonds … Continue reading

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The Last Two Words Are Important…

This is why I am frightened.  Actually, the word  “terrified’ might be more accurate. Although I am a bit embarrassed to admit this, I confess that I have paid more attention to this election and the events leading up to … Continue reading

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Thank God It’s Today!

Icy prickles of anxiety flooded through me with such intensity that I was sure I had just swallowed Alaska.  My health teacher, who was with me for moral support, had assured me that the man I was about to meet … Continue reading

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My Personal 100 Day Challenge

It’s true.  I have totally eaten like crap lately.  My diet is terrible.  Sonic cheeseburgers are as much a part of my routine as exercise is supposed to be.  The order is always the same.  A junior double cheeseburger with … Continue reading

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Just A Touch

I know the story only in the retelling. In the predawn hours of an early fall day, the chill in the air was both outside and inside the walls of that stark, barren hospital. The medical team had been assembled … Continue reading

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My Greatest Hope for Him

My line of thinking about this subject is different than most. Not very popular. Outside the norm. But I believe it with every fiber of my being, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. My dance instructor is a … Continue reading

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He Didn’t Help

 The most frustrating part was that he didn’t ask me. While the sun was melting away the icy traces of winter, and daring the world to adjust to the coming of spring, the adjustments that I was making had nothing … Continue reading

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