Author: christyadams008

The End of the Old

In order for something to begin, there must be an end. The end of a year. The end of a job. The end of an illness. And while the new is waiting just over the horizon, the old has a way of leaving its mark. Routines. Emotions. Familiarity. The new is exciting and the anticipation […]

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The Capture of Ratzilla

“Set all four traps. I’m tired of hearing that stupid thing in my walls and under the floor all night. Let’s kill him.” And so, my husband set the traps behind the dishwasher in hopes of catching the elusive wall critter. An hour later, two of the traps tripped and David came running into the […]

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Lessons Learned in 2020

Hard stuff comes when we aren’t ready for it, but that hard stuff doesn’t have to define or derail us. Family, and friends who are like family, show up when we need them-even before we realize that we need them. There is no room for pride in relationships; when we need help, we must learn […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2020 Style

‘Twas the night before Christmas, the year, Twenty Twenty, Santa’s at home with T.P. a plenty. For he had been saving roll upon roll, hiding from Corona, at the North Pole. But now it was time, to fly ‘round the world, bringing presents and cheer to good boys and good girls. He and the elves, […]

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Taking Care of You, Part 2

Little did I know last week when I wrote about slowing down and taking care of myself that I would spend this whole last weekend in bed not caring that I hadn’t showered or changed clothes. It’s ironic how circumstances happen where you have no choice but to slow down. And no choice but to […]

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Taking Care of You

I had two people tell me this week that I was too busy, needed to slow down and take care of myself. Honestly it hurt my feelings a little bit. This year has been one of prioritizing and culling. I have fewer obligations now than I’ve had in a very long time. I will admit, […]

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Last Treatment

(Update: David’s last treatment was the week of Thanksgiving and he seems to be feeling better everyday) It seemed unattainable. We have been counting down for weeks and months. I remember when we reached 13. Halfway. We still had 6 months to go. And now, here we are, less than 12 hours away from the […]

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Fly On the Wall

We have a sacred fly in our house. For two weeks now, all four of us have made it our mission to kill that thing. I know I have hit him with the swatter twice and my husband has made contact at least once, and yet it lives. Not only does it live, but it […]

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Thoughts On Veteran’s Day

Whether a regular church attender or not, most of us are familiar with the Hebrew leader, Moses. He was the one God chose to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into the wilderness. The Israelites witnessed miracle after miracle; the 10 plagues, crossing the Red Sea on dry ground, water from a rock, manna […]

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“Halloween Is Over Already!”

“Halloween is over already!” my son cried from the backseat. Elephant tears ran down his cheeks as he boohooed all the way home. “No more costumes,” “No more candy,” “No more running around with friends.” I couldn’t help but smile to myself. Halloween is a big deal to little kids. My sons have planned their […]

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