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Gifts

Today's post is an essay written by one of my English Composition I students, Jessica Bacon. Jessica was a true blessing in my life this semester; she's an ideal student, a loving mom, and a caring person. She is certainly a true elevator person to all those she encounters, lifting others up and not tearing… Continue reading Gifts

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Family

*Today's post is written by friend and frequent contributor Debra Dickey. Debra is like family to me! Thank you, Debra, for sticking by me all these years closer than a sister.* Last evening, I had the rare and lovely opportunity to get together with my favorite great-aunt and one of my delightful cousins over dinner,… Continue reading Family

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Day 20: Dear Grandma

*Today, we have the pleasure of reading a post from fellow blogger Mark Luker. Be sure to check out Mark's blog!* Grandma, This is a letter I should have sent you a long, long, time ago, and even though you can no longer remember your life, or who I am, and you can't even read… Continue reading Day 20: Dear Grandma

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Godmothers

*Thank you, Henry Petty, for serving as today's guest contributor!" My Godmother, Dr. Estrella Aesjo, had a major influence on me and my cousin (her daughter).  She is a pediatrician in Southern California, but she exhibited such warmth and kindness that it resonated in my being.  Like myself, she is also Filipino.  I guess us Filipinos are made… Continue reading Godmothers

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Day 12–Sensing

*Thanks to my friend Kristy Hutchinson for sharing today's post. May all of us be granted the ability to find gratitude wherever we are today.* I wasn't there when he died. He sat on the couch, they say, choking and sputtering. He asked my mother and my aunt to go to the store to get… Continue reading Day 12–Sensing