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Why I Love Animals

When I was very small, I lived with my two sisters (Amanda, the younger, and Ginny Rose, the older), my mom and dad, and a menagerie of animals in a blue and white house trailer over the hill and across the dirt road from my Grandma and Grandpa. Amanda and I are only 13 months apart, so I don’t remember a time when she wasn’t around. It was a simple life, and I remember being a happy kid. At our house, we had a big black jumpy dog named Thunder and a smaller lovey puppy named Spot. Spot was white … Read more

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

My parents were married in May, 1979. I’ve never heard much about their wedding, and the two photos in this post are the only I’ve ever seen from that day. From the photos, I can tell that my Grandma and Grandpa joined them, as did my older sister and my aunt and uncle. I was born six weeks later, a little overdue. My mother threw up through her pregnancy and labor. My father has a very weak stomach, and I imagine that he was puking along side her many days. I’ve always wondered if they were happy about the pregnancy, … Read more