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Journal

Finding Purpose in a Losing Season

Football isn’t everything and there’s life beyond the score But the lessons we learn in these years help prepare us for more So to you young man, who has shown up every day The boy who hasn’t quit, whose loyalty hasn’t strayed You, my son, are building skills for your life Things that  ...

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Family, Journal

The Mid-Season Resentment is Here

That point when resentment has set in and boils in my blood with every dirty dish, load of laundry, whine from my kids, and blade of grass I see on my floor. That Friday when I catch myself sending that “Good Luck tonight, babe!” text later in the day and with less enthusiasm than in weeks past. 

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Marriage

Dear Husband, You’re Worth It

So I will take the hard because it means we haven’t given up; we’re still in the fight, still hanging on. It’s what gives us depth and makes the good times feel so good, the peaks feel so dang high. I’ll take it because I know whatever follows it will be worth it. Because you, my love, will  ...

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