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maryanne

  • 365 Project 2017

    Day 36 For the Dark Days

    Today was a dark day. You know the kind? Everything felt heavy and hard. In fact, there has been a string of those since my mama died suddenly just over a year ago. I…

    February 6, 2017
  • 365 Project 2017

    Day 35 Chicken Love

    My chickens know me. I know that sounds funny, but they do. You should see them get excited and run circles in their pen when they see me coming. I start calling them the…

    February 5, 2017
  • 365 Project 2017

    Day 34 Like a Tulip

    I watch them with such admiration. The tulips on my table are holding nothing back as their petals flutter one by one to the earth. There is a beautiful strength in their surrender. It is…

    February 4, 2017
  • 365 Project 2017

    Day 33 Helping Hands

    These are the hands of my sweet Annie. She came home to make me dinner tonight. This was a double blessing because I hurt my back this week and even minor chores seem difficult.…

    February 2, 2017
  • 365 Project 2017

    Day 32 February Stars

    This time last year I spent a lot of time alone under the stars. When I lost my mama I felt the like night sky was a safe place for the rawness of my…

    February 2, 2017
  • 365 Project 2017

    Day 31 Hope

    Tonight as Chris and I walked a path through the woods we could not take our eyes off the sky. The woods were growing dark and thick but that sky reminded us of where…

    January 31, 2017
  • 365 Project 2017

    Day 30 Imbibe

        We are empty but he fills. We are murky but he clarifies. We are tired and weak but he strengthens. We are the not the brilliance but he places his light in us and we…

    January 31, 2017
  • 365 Project 2017

    Day 29 Katie’s Calling

    Have you ever seen a bird break out of its egg or a caterpillar emerge from the prison of its cocoon? That holy hushed moment where is it hard to remember to breathe? That’s…

    January 29, 2017