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I cannot stop staring at her hair. It is thick and blonde and perfectly coifed. It is the kind of hair that begins partway forward on the forehead. It is PERFECT today. And I cannot stop staring.

Her mouth is moving – telling me she has breast cancer. She is scheduled for a second opinion & surgery next week. She needs time off from helping my child to address this devastating health issue. I nod. I gulp. I think of her 9 & 11 year olds, her husband.

And I can’t help staring at her hair.


Birthday for Ayrie

Today I write to celebrate

A boy whose birth was on this date

5 years ago he joined us here,

Hearts of family blessed with cheer

He grew, he played, he danced with joy,

A happy bubbling little boy

A brother joined not far behind,

Best friend in Ayrie he did find

Adventures, mayhem, running round,

Race up and down the snowbank mound,

Conquest Kings of Mattress Mountain,

Play & splash in water fountain

Brothers bound in hearts and souls,

Climbing trees and digging holes

A timeless bond no hurt can break,

As only brothers true can make

The joyful slideshow plays again

Peace to you our special friend.