Laura Boyles

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Laura Soule Boyles spent an idyllic childhood around the brackish, grass-lined shores of Bayou Davenport in West Pensacola, surrounded by siblings, cousins, and neighborhood friends. Laura has lived abroad and loves to travel, but now resides spittin’ distance from her childhood home with her husband, three children (ages 9,13, and 15), chocolate lab, bunny, and an axolotl (just google it). The family enjoys home projects, boating, and time with the next generation of cousins. An educator for twenty years, she loves sunrises, coffee, Alabama football, books, babies, and Jesus.

Cherish the Thought: A Reflection on Marriage in Midlife

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For our twentieth anniversary celebrated this summer, my husband and I met in the same space, on the same steps, at the very same time of the very same day as our original ceremony...
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The Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team at Studer Family Children’s Hospital

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Inhaling the sweet smell of her baby’s newness, a young mother cradles her baby's head in the crook of her neck. Her hand moves up, pausing for a few seconds on those sweet neck...

A Friend for the Ages: A Cross-Generational Friendship

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Living in the same town I was born in, I can throw a rock and hit a friend--not that I would, but you get the idea.  I’m surrounded by friends of my childhood who watched...

A Million Letting Go’s

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The giant wave lifted our bodies upon its crest, and in slow motion, the four of us slid between it and the next one.  “Mom, I’m going to let go.” “No, don’t! I’ve got you! We...

Choosing to Remember

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The house phone rang. I hesitated to answer it.  A voice on the other line introduced herself as my grandmother’s friend I had met a time or two.  “I hope I’m not bothering you.”  So began a...

Backyard Chicken Keeping: What the “Cluck” Was I Thinking?

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Do Instagram posts of pastel farm fresh eggs have you hankerin’ for a life of bucolic delight? Well, you, too, can strut through your yard in Hunter boots and harvest a day’s bounty of...

The Heart of the Matter: Community Pandemic Support from Studer Family Children’s Hospital at...

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Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart is well-equipped on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis as part of a national organization focused on patient care and safety. In addition to rolling...

Peek-A-Boo: I See You!

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One afternoon after a more-challenging-than-usual e-learning day of Covid-19 quarantine, I drove across town for the first time in weeks. My son from the backseat marveled at less-than-usual traffic and places he missed seeing since...