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On The Home Front

We’ve been passing around a nasty virus for over a week and our couch has become an infirmary.  It lasts about 3-4 days and I’m actually not sure which would be easier (and it’s not like we have a choice).  But which I’d rather have….a few sick at a time and slowly trickling through the…

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“Is She Coming Too?”

Once upon a time we were friends with a family.  There was a dad, a mom and they had kids – an average family in many ways.  As our family spent time with their family we began to notice one glaring reality –  the mom was a very, very, very unhappy person.  She would grumble,…

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They’re HOME!!

Finally!!  We couldn’t be more joyful – they’re home!    The last time Emma was home was 2.5 years ago.  So this is the second time since she moved over 5 years ago to found The Gem Foundation! We are soaking it up!  From the wee hours in the morning to the wee hours at…

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My Dad

Words are sorely inadequate at expressing all that transpired these past few days.  On Monday I had the privilege of flying to Buffalo to celebrate with my brother, cousins and a few friends my dad’s 90th birthday.  Although I have not really talked much about my birth family today I just have to share about…

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An Unexpected Friend

In October I had the privilege of leading a precious team to love on the Gems at The Gem Foundation. The team was amazing and a joy to work with. Together we ministered and precious memories were made while lives were forever changed.   We dubbed ourselves, “Team-Own-It!” which of course, had a very hysterical story…