Author Archives: amylynn714

About amylynn714

A busy wife and mother pausing to ponder the beauty and complexity of life and share it with words.

A Timely Surprise

There was some excitement on the mountain this week. Our family is vacationing at my in-laws’ cabin in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom like we have every year around the Fourth of July since they built the place 30 years ago. This … Continue reading

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Back to the Ice Age

  (Published in The Green Mountain Trading Post on January 11, 2018) In preparation for the arrival of our new refrigerator, I removed the magnets and school calendars and shopping lists and coupons from the old refrigerator door. I found … Continue reading

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Limited Visibility

  The north wind doth blow, And we shall have snow ~nursery rhyme We are in the midst of a blizzard. A writer friend of mine who sees the world more poetically than most says she is “snuggled home enjoying … Continue reading

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Resolution 2018: Just DON’T do it!

I’m not hoping for a better year in 2018. I hear well wishes at every turn, and I appreciate the sentiment, but I find myself seeking a more meaningful, honest response to their greeting. Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Zuzu’s Petals

“Whatever you do, just don’t lose heart. Keep on pushing back the dark.” ~Josh Wilson One of our family’s Christmas traditions is watching It’s a Wonderful Life. This black and white film from 1946 tells the tale of George Bailey, a … Continue reading

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Forever Changed

My son missed the bus. It was his second year in high school after having been home schooled since fourth grade. I was still homeschooling my two younger children. I would have to wake them up early to drive him … Continue reading

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The Defiant Pen

Three gifts for today. . .     274. geese on open water in late November         275. a son’s safe journey home             276. the soft weight of a thousand prayers pressing in through the stitches of a            … Continue reading

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