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I'm with you. Laid back summer. I've been sick dealing with cancer recurrence. Nice to sleep in and no schedule.
But as the kids get older, it all gets a little easier. Prayers for a smooth transition for you and your family


Hello! I have been following this blog since Joanne's stroke, when a regular reader asked her friends to PRAY!. I just want to say what a joy it is to read. I love how you all alternate write--it's so great to read a "family blog." I also really appreciate how honest you are, and how loving for each other. My husband and I will will keep Audrey and Emma (and mom and dad!) in our prayers.


Absolutely prayin for your girls! They'll do great!

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I hope Audrey has a great day tomorrow! That is wonderful that they do get a chance to figure out how to get around a big school. "Backpack Night" sounds fun - nice to get locker situated before school starts, Emma. Keeping you all in my prayers.
My daughter Krista is finishing her first week of 4th grade and so far she is liking her new class.
Hugs to Joanne!


I wish you'd write an update on how the girls' days went.....


Will definitely be praying for the girls to have a good start and year. And I hope it's a good one for Joanne and you as well.

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I;m learning from you both. What an amazing love you two have.

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