Tag Archives: Annie

From your baby book

A MESSAGE FROM MY PARENTS March 28, 1981 (You are 10 weeks old) Dearest Anne, When we look down on your precious face, we are filled with many hopes and dreams for you. We hope you will be a happy … Continue reading

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Remembered in October

 Since 1985, every year on October 9, I remember a terrible-wonderful time of healing and abundant grace upon grace. The first time I told the story was in the December 1986 issue of Family Computing magazine. On October 9, 2010, … Continue reading

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A “feel for feminism” and other favorite things

In a long-lost folder of favorite publications, reflections and writing assignments, I found “Helping with Homework,” written when Annie was a second semester high school freshman. Try the assignment yourself: Ask someone close to you, “What’s your favorite treasure (thing, … Continue reading

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Taking down, taking stock

During these last days of Christmas, I find myself taking down and taking stock. Paul took down our Scandinavian wood candelabra from the window sills.  Now over 30 years old, Paul must coddle the candelabras’ little, irreplaceable bulbs that provide … Continue reading

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Annie’s Song of Community

Paul recorded four-year-old Annie singing a made-up song, a song we’ve come to call “Annie’s song of Community.” Find the video clip at http://bit.ly/SongofCommunity. Annie’s Song of Community Hello, hello, how are you doing? Hello, hello, hello! How are you … Continue reading

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