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Day 19: Disrespecting your parents

But here is where perhaps my old age wisdom kicks in (okay…my early middle age…), if you’re lucky, your parents will be among the closest relationships you’ll ever have. My mom and I have seen some really ugly days, some words said or things done I wasn’t sure we’d ever come back from…but I know she loves me. She knows I love her. I’m solid in my belief that we can get past arguments, and occasional “disrespect,” because I’ve come to realize that being honest in your disagreement doesn’t automatically have to be disrespectful, although it may feel that way in the thick of things.

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Day 13: Someplace I'd like to move, or visit

Every “thing” I’ve done relating to his passing (canceling credit cards, turning off his phone, having his car picked up from the dealer…), took the strength of ten men for me to do. They felt like I was betraying him. After the many firsts I’ve had no choice but to experience, doing something like see a piece of the world that he won’t, well it sure fit the bill of betrayal in my heart. Until now…

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Day 4: My views on religion

My faith in a higher power has nothing to do with a building, or with a figurehead, or with the idea that Jesus was the son of God (or a prophet). I find God, now, in the act of living. It was in the first screams of my babies, it’s when I watch them sleep every night, it’s when I hold them, laugh with them, and marvel at who they are. It’s in the leaps I take, not knowing what will happen, if things will pan out.

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