Amy Morris-Young lives in the San Juan Islands with husband Dan Morris-Young and son Nick. Dan and Amy have a combined family of six kids and eight grandkids, the youngest of whom made her a Nonna. Amy is a product of 16 years of Catholic education, culminating at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is one of those bleeding-heart liberal Catholics. It is in her DNA to bring you lasagna when you are sick.

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I guard my minutes and hours almost as ferociously as Nonna did

My Italian grandmother wouldn't give up two hours for a movie, but she gave every waking minute of every day to action, for her family, and for others.

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When I grow up

At every age, I have easily pictured myself as being in the arc from birth to death, from youth to old age.  I was and have always been a little old lady waiting to happen.

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No words exchanged, but no question of the love between us

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Now, with all due respect to John, and what he is trying to say to us, I have some edits.

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What I saw when I died

Sixteen years of Catholic education taught me very specific ideas about who God is and what heaven would be like. But it turned out to be nothing like I expected, and everything I needed.

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