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Holding my grandmother's hand

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Holding my grandmother's hand

I was making pancakes for my three kids this morning, a weekend tradition, when my father called with the news that my grandmother had passed away last night. I wanted to press pause on life for a moment to mourn. But life did not stop. “When will the pancakes be ready, when, when, when?” demanded Felix. “Cuddle, cuddle, I want up”, said Otis. Smoke started to rise in the kitchen as the pancakes burned. So I went back to cooking as tears ran down my cheeks. And after the children had their breakfast fill, I went to my room and took a few moments to reflect...

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