Category Archives: Tear Jerkers

  • Open Letter to a New Mom

    Posted on August 2, 2013 by Meghan in Tear Jerkers.

      Dear New Mom, Welcome to your first day as a Mom.  I know yesterday was hard.  I suppose that’s why it’s called ‘labor’. But you made it, and you are now a full-fledged member of the Mom Club. I know you thought you joined the Club during those long, hot, pregnant summer months.  And […]

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  • The Story of Stuff

    Posted on July 28, 2013 by Meghan in Red Dirt Dynasty, Tear Jerkers.

    Today I was scrubbing out a stainless steel pot Justin brought home from his grandmother’s house.  He made beans in it, and they had burned.  I wondered if his grandmother, Marie, had some really awesome old-timey trick to get the crap off the bottom.  I didn’t know any tricks, so even after two days of […]

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  • In Memory Of Sandy Hook Elementary Students

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by Meghan in Tear Jerkers.

      On Friday, December 14, 2012 the whole nation stopped what they were doing to watch the media coverage of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT.  Twenty seven people were killed before the shooter took his own life—seven adults (including his own mother), and twenty children between the ages of six and […]

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  • Well Done

    Posted on September 9, 2012 by Meghan in Tear Jerkers.

      “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou   Dear Patti, In the week since you passed, I’ve dimly been aware of the world around me. The 2012 democratic national convention happened, the national […]

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