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    Defending our country, That is what you do. Never expecting anything, But to serve with dignity and truth. You are brave and you are strong, Courageous even when it is dark. But you choose to prevail, To give our country hope, even in times of despair. You protect and give so much of your time, ...
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    As the oldest of three children, I’ll admit that my relationship with my siblings is not always sunshine and rainbows. I’d hate to lie about that and give someone the wrong idea about having a sibling. We have more than our fair share of fighting. Sometimes, it feels like World War 3 is waging in ...
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    Moments. The alarm rings and I wake up like clockwork For another day to begin. Then my children get up and they move on with the morning rush Of trying to get ready for the day. They begin eating their breakfast while I hear their enchanted laughter As I hear the Looney Tunes cartoons from ...
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    Have you been so busy, that stopping to think about it just wears you down? Recently, I’ve been contemplating just how busy life is for my family. My husband and I both work full time and have three school age children. All three of them are in extra curricular activities spread out through the week. ...
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    Have you ever woken up one day and feel like you’re living a day in someone else’s life? When you put on clothes, does it feel like you’re playing dress up in someone else’s closet? This morning my dog woke me up by whimpering and pawing at my door. When I answered, she wagged her ...
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    The few lessons I’ve learned in my short time on this Earth. There’s only so many times people can keep making the same mistake before they realize it’s a mistake. Many of these lessons are from those who are older, and some are even from younger; I don’t judge wiseness on age. I believe in ...
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    For the longest time I have struggled with my self-esteem and truly loving the person I am today. In part, that has to do with the fact that I was born with a cleft lip when I was a baby. Even though the surgeries were successful and I only had a few small scars, I ...
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    They probably still lose sleep over you. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re grown – and clearly on social media. Your timeline has been full of back to school updates and cute kids in their first day outfits. There’s probably been a meme or two showing how parents throw a party when when their ...
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    Birthdays Are Becoming Just Another Day Two weeks ago, I turned 24-years-old. On the days approaching my birthday, I was ecstatic. “Hell yeah, I’m going to be 24!” I thought of past birthdays and reminisced on the past year of being 23. I even woke up that morning to “On This Day” notifications from Facebook, ...
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    The sexual exploitation of children has always been an issue, but living in today’s digital age we have essentially served our children up on a platter to online predators. Something that once took some planning and resourcefulness, can now be accomplished with a few clicks of a button. Gaining access to our children has never ...