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Posted on March 1, 2010

It was one of those days— biting my tongue when I wanted to respond, stumbling when I needed to soar, snapping when I meant to soften. I called the YMCA to find out about open gym and told Sean I wanted to take the girls. I was going to cleanse the day, smooth away the guilt with unplugging and refocusing. Yet the first thing I did upon stepping through the door was to bark at Briar to get out of my way. My cheeks burned as shame washed over me for responding to her excitement to see me with rejection. Biting back tears and a scream I told the girls we’d be going to the gym to run around. It is not an exaggeration…

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