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As a forewarning, this isn’t a happy post. But it’s a hopeful post.  Also, it’s a loooonnnnggg post. If you don’t have time, but want to know the gist of what I’m about to say, it’s summed up on my About page.  . . . Today we’re taking a break from the usual routine and I’m going to write a very personal post, because, well, I need to. You see, five years ago today, my 18 year old cousin died more »

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Do you ever find that when you attend a wedding, you get a bucket-load of ideas for your own far-off wedding? Me too. For instance, when of my cousins got married when I was 16, Aunt Nita (not my cousin’s mom, a different aunt) asked me if I had thought about my future wedding at all. Flustered, I couldn’t say that I had. What sort of info was she looking for here?? As if she had read my thoughts, Aunt more »