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We Turn Skeletons Into Goddesses

"We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.” ~ Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia ~ The young girl in this grainy image from the past is me. It pains me to look at her/me because I know she is hiding… Continue reading We Turn Skeletons Into Goddesses

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The Great Vacationless Class, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~ This morning while I was in the kitchen fixing Tall & Handsome a cup of coffee for his second birthday in less than a week, he quietly… Continue reading The Great Vacationless Class, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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We May Pass Contentment Looking for Victory, by Beverly Hick Burch

“We may pass the violets looking for the roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.” ~ Bern Williams ~ Who doesn’t love roses? We all pretty much love the luscious bloom of a rose and the wonderful, heady fragrance it offers us. But, when we walk toward those roses with tunnel vision, what else… Continue reading We May Pass Contentment Looking for Victory, by Beverly Hick Burch

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They’re all Princesses. Didn’t Your Father Tell You That?, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“ I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us. Didn’t your father tell you that? Didn’t he?” ~ Sara Crewe, A Little Princess, 1995 ~ What little… Continue reading They’re all Princesses. Didn’t Your Father Tell You That?, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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And, What Would Justice Be? by Beverly Hicks Burch

“For Children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.” ~ G. K. Chesterton: ‘The Coloured Lands’ ~ Eleven days before Christmas 27 bodies lay dead after a gruesome shooting at an elementary school in Newton, CT. Twenty of the little bodies were innocent children ranging in ages… Continue reading And, What Would Justice Be? by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Pixie Dust, by Beverly Hicks Burch

There is a little girl who is the joy of my life. Her name is Abbi and she is my adorable niece. I prayed a long time to be an aunt and now that I am, I am gobsmacked as the Brits would say. It must be Pixie dust.  When Abbi says Aunt Bev I… Continue reading Pixie Dust, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Absolutely Fabulous, by Beverly Hicks Burch

This is my niece Abbi who has put AbFab back into absolutely fabulous. This little girl make me wish I could live to be 110. Abbi is becoming a delightful little chatterbox. I’m Aunt “Bef”…she could call me Spot and I’d be happy as long as she’d love me and let me delight in her… Continue reading Absolutely Fabulous, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Children, Christmas, Family, Holidays

Twas the Night Before Christmas 2010, by Beverly Hicks Burch

There nothing like the laughter of children to bring home the specialness of the season that Christmas is…after all Christmas started with the birth of a Child. This year we have a little lump of sugar in our family that just melts our hearts and makes us thankful there is a God in Heaven who… Continue reading Twas the Night Before Christmas 2010, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Heartbreak at Christmas, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Heartbreak at Christmas By Beverly Hicks Burch There must have been an almost deafening silence after an explosion and collision of sounds of metal grinding against metal, glass shattering and tires squealing. And in the aftermath of that collision one little angel laid thrown from the mangled vehicle and the other was battered and bruised… Continue reading Heartbreak at Christmas, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Children, Health, Healthcare, Life, News, Political Correctness Run Amok

Insurer Changes Mind: Fat Baby to Get Health Coverage – Children’s Health – FOXNews.com

Insurer Changes Mind: Fat Baby to Get Health Coverage - Children's Health - FOXNews.com Posted using ShareThis In a time when healthcare and healthcare reform is a hot topic I can't believe such a Dilbert insurance company would do something as stupid as deny a four month old baby healthcare because of baby fat!! Maybe… Continue reading Insurer Changes Mind: Fat Baby to Get Health Coverage – Children’s Health – FOXNews.com