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Down syndrome, Instagram, and friends of #ACEface

It's been 4 1/2 months since Ace was born, and I'm just beginning to wade into the world of Down syndrome awareness and inclusion. ...

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One year later, how Ace picked us

This past Sunday night was the year anniversary of the night I discovered I was pregnant with Ace. It was August 17, 2014, the ...

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Grace for women with a prenatal diagnosis, a radio interview

[caption id="attachment_9964" align="aligncenter" width="548"] Photo by the amazing Monica Ayers. Click on photo for her ...

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Cultivate Blessing

  “I am saying that the world needs you to do this, because there is a real shortage of people willing to kneel wherever they are and recognize the holiness holding its sometimes bony, often tender, always life-giving hand above their heads. That we are able to bless one another at all is ...

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So much we pray in so few words

We lean over the pack-n-play travel crib in a dark room at their grandfather’s house. August is a newly minted seven year old whose past two weeks have been filled with swimsuits and slabs of sunscreen. We’re on an extended trip to the east coast, where the sun shines hot in the summer and ...

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What I’m Into: M(P)aternity Leave/Ace Edition

[caption id="attachment_9934" align="aligncenter" width="582"] Ace asleep in the cradle my grandfather made me[/caption] So, if I had my stuff together, I’d be adding my voice to Leigh Kramer’s “What I’m Into” blog linkup every month. At the end of the month, like the rest of the fun ...

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Cultivate Space (for the Sweet Mercy)

  I've basically been gone from this blog for, um, around eight weeks. (Except for when I introduced you to my main squeeze, Ace.) Let’s call it a maternity leave. In my former blogging life I would have shed a lot of tears, frantically paced the floor over the amount of unwritten ...