Category Archives: Poetry

  1. Looking Up

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    February 24, 2017 by themommahen

    I used to spend a lot of time worrying about staying in the moment, not getting distracted and enjoying the here and now. I think I’ve gotten better. Maybe too good, because now I’m realizing that the here and now is slipping into the past, and the future is sneaking up on me while I languish in the present.

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  2. Love Letter

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    July 7, 2014 by themommahen

    Oh, Summer, we’re so happy you’re here and could stay awhile. We dream of you when you’re away, rejoice when …
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  3. One Second

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    February 21, 2013 by themommahen

    One second you are The next second you’re not. One second it is The next second it’s naught. One second …
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Our older boy, my H2, has had episodes of SVT (rapid heart rate) for five years now. It was managed with medication for a while, then seemed to go away, but then came back last school year. Due to the unpredictability of it and the resulting disruption and anxiety it causes him, he is scheduled for a heart ablation catheterization procedure tomorrow early in the morning. Hopefully the doctors will be able to find and eliminate the extra electrical pathways responsible. Fortunately, this is a pretty routine procedure with great success rates. But as the saying goes, no surgery or procedure is minor if it's happening to you or a loved one. We welcome prayers, good vibes, positive thoughts, juju, mojo, whatever our friends can muster. (This picture was taken two weeks ago during an echocardiogram. He was fascinated, and I couldn't help but remember the first time I got to hear that same, sweet heartbeat...) ❤ Totally disturbing. #halloween H2 suggested we go on a nature walk yesterday through the woods with walkie talkies. (And BB guns, of course, because, boys.) It was hot, it was muggy, it was thorny, it was spider webby, it was buggy, it was tiring. 
But. 
We found a snapping turtle shell and almost perfect skeleton, a giant orb weaver spider in all its splendor, a great place for a fort, lots of obstacles to traverse, and a new path home. And that made it all worth it. Do we look like we know what we're doing? #old #tailgating #goheels🐏 #goirish🍀 #wedontgetoutmuch Finished! #colorrun #chathamcharter20 Full moon in front of us, sunrise behind us. #fullmoon #sunrise #chathamnc

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