Noelle J. Wilde

The Growing Shape of My Family

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You’ve heard the saying before – “Families come in all shapes and sizes.” Well my family shape just became quite different. Two months ago, an incredible man and his five year old son decided to adopt me. Just like that; I couldn’t (and wouldn’t) do anything but be swept up into the middle of their lives. As a general rule, I have never written about beginnings except for in the deepest darkest recesses of my journal. I have experienced an ending to match every beginning so what was the point…kind…read more

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#whyimarched

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On Saturday January 21st a friend and I drove to St Paul, backpack of snacks in tow. We were anticipating to encounter maybe 20,000 other people at the Woman’s March Minnesota. What we were met with was a sea of 100,000 woman and their families!!! It was breathtaking to see that many people from all generations and walks of life coming together like that. That was one of the first days I’ve really felt like I was apart of something much greater than myself. We can get so wrapped up…read more

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The Graceful Shattering

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It’s taken much thought and energy to try and come up with a way to boil this story down, without going into some of the graphic details of the past several years of my life. I’m sure you’ve picked up on some scraps here and there if you’ve read any of my previous posts. You’ll have noticed my theme with tattoos – I’ve never been able to get one just to get one. Each piece etched permanently to my earthly body has been birthed from defining moments of spirituality. Sometime…read more

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Endo My Life

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Is it obvious I’ve been just waiting to use that play on words? For a while it felt like the end of my life – not so much my life as my world. Endo is short for Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a hormonal disease I was diagnosed with this year. I kept telling myself I would write about it, but then I would chicken out or come up with million excuses why I was too busy to write about it. Endo has been my number one excuse for not writing at…read more

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Seedling

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Do you ever do that thing – the one where your writing things and creating art so much in your head that you forget you aren’t actually doing it?! That happens to me ALOT. I could have sworn I was writing blog posts this whole time. Do you ever do that other thing – the one where you break your number one blog post rule?! I did [insert sheepish grin]. I broke my “Never post angry” rule. Oops! Sometimes I am softly reminded I don’t always present my strong feminist…read more

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Breakover

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It’s my new word. Definition – an internal makeover so apparent it manifests on your surface. Cause – breakups. I’ve been going through my most powerful breakover yet these last six months. My past breakovers where half-assed or non-existent, but not this one. This one has had a supernatural force on my entire being and is shaping the course of my future. I have painstakingly learned about dating the person whose always been there and will continue to be there for the rest of my life – the person in…read more

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The Choice of Family

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Today I would like to introduce you to my first guest blogger! Kelley Rocca is my cousin and dear friend, and she would like to give you a little glimpse into her story and what it means to chose your own family. Enjoy! -The holidays have come and gone in the usual whirlwind, but this (past) year’s celebrations seemed to drag far less than usual. What was different about this year was my intentionality in spending time with the people I’d truly call family – be they biological or not….read more

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I Bleed For You My Daughter

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I bleed for you my daughter though I haven’t seen you though you have no breath though you have no form I know you will come I bleed for you my daughter that one day you will live for laughter and dance that one day my womb will delight in your presence that one day you will run through patches of daisies I know your spirit I bleed for you my daughter so you will bleed for your children so you will fall in love with courage so you will…read more

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The Christmas Stocking

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Close your eyes for a moment. Picture a room with a cathedral ceiling lit from fire glow and Christmas tree lights – it is warm, cozy and permeated with gentle yuletide tunes. In this room there is a wooden staircase leading to a landing. On this staircase, prominently arrayed, are nineteen hand knit and monogrammed stockings… the crowning jewel in Christmas decorations. It’s a very warm and fuzzy picture is it not? That is one of the images that comes readily to mind when gazing at my own monogrammed stocking…read more

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When Jessie Came Across the Sea

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Refugees have been on our minds and opinions a great deal lately. Controversy and debates have been stricken, lines drawn and fear voiced. We’re all afraid a bit I think – we have no way of knowing how or what refugees being let into the country will affect. Are we just going to end up like Paris? My heart had been crying out to the plight of refugees…but the rest of me felt the twinges of anxiety of what helping them might actually look like. I decided to give my…read more

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