Cherish the Gift of Friendship

As soon as the bell rang after a long day of sixth grade, I’d usually head straight to my friend Rebecca’s house. A solid two-story giant, the house showcased white shutters and more than enough rooms to build forts and jump off beds. Rebecca’s parents always stocked the fridge for us with, ...

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A Birthday Wish

I celebrated my birthday on Election Day. I truly felt blessed. Blessed to feel the love of my family and friends. Blessed to feel the freedom that comes, ironically, from standing in line waiting to vote. Blessed to live in the United States of America. I made a couple wishes when I blew out ...

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When Life Gets in Your Face

In February 2011, my mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer. She had been living with me for years and was helping me raise my son. She was my rock. Because of her, I was able to pursue a demanding career and never had to worry about my son. I was now facing an unthinkable set of ...

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