Save this spot for me.

Feb 14

Save this spot for me.

On Sunday, amid my chaos of 1000 chores, I was sitting in the floor of our living room. Toys were scattered, and I was surrounded by glass Happy Thought Bubbles so that could tie on ribbons and pack them up before surgery. Dane had taken Gloria with him to run errands, and 2-year-old Sylvie had been playing in my orbit, frequently interrupting to tell me to use...

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Negative

Jan 19

Early this morning, I had what I hope was my very last screening mammogram. Funny, because I turned forty this week. This should have been my first mammogram, had I been in a normal risk category.**  I’m very relieved to share the positive news that my results were negative: no evidence of malignancy. **For all of my peers who are hitting this big 4-0 milestone,...

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from Baby Sister

Dec 28

Hello, friends. Meggie-baby here. Meggie is not a name I have voluntarily answered to since I was about seven years old, but somehow that feels like the right way to introduce myself to you. In this blog space, Jen referred to me as Baby Sister. In life, she called me Meggie-baby. One of my joys is that when I’m with Brad or Maren or Greta, they still call me...

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Too Much Fun

Oct 11

Too Much Fun

Hey, I’m Maren. For those of you who have been reading for a while I assume you know who I am. For those that haven’t, I am Jen Anderson’s oldest daughter. My life has changed a lot over the past year, 11 months, and a day. And as I learn, and grow, and cope, it continues to change. I must admit that I disappointed myself when I realized a couple weeks ago how...

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Looking for the Silver Lining

Oct 07

Lately, time has been heavy on my hands. “Do Today Well” echoes in my head. Grabbing one day at a time, sometimes the next fifteen minutes, and planning fun, chores and time with loved ones buoys my spirit. Late summer / early Fall is one of my favorite seasons– hot weather, Jen’s birthday, joyful anticipation of a new beginning, Fall volleyball season, a new school...

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