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your parents are not perfect, and they’re not supposed to be.

as kids, children often put their parents on a pedestal.  they can do no wrong.  they lead the way to your future.  they don’t make mistakes.  dads, especially for little girls, hold a special place in their lives.  dads are important because they teach their daughters what a man should be in their lives.  sometimes,… Continue reading your parents are not perfect, and they’re not supposed to be.

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a fish from the beginning

tomorrow, i’m heading a couple hours south to meet my mom, sister, and dad for his regional swim meet.  this year, he went back to being a high school swim coach. swimming has such a special place in my heart.  i learned to swim at a young age.  as a baby, in fact.  my parents… Continue reading a fish from the beginning

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my daddy

yeah, i still call him daddy.  no matter how old i am (cough…29), that’s what he is to me. it’s his 53rd birthday today.  he doesn’t act that old.  in fact, he acts like a teenager most of the time, which is why he injures himself in weird ways pretty frequently.  i can’t tell you… Continue reading my daddy

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when your parents get sick

my daddy has been going through a bit of a health crisis lately.  it’s been driving us all crazy.  my dad doesn’t want to talk about it and is avoiding everything related to it.  my mama is stressed out to the max.  my youngest sister and i will text our frustrations.  it’s a weird time… Continue reading when your parents get sick