Valentine's week is a time for reflection for those of us supremely blessed to have a wonderful partner, spouse, significant other, or boo. We wonder what gifts are appropriate to demonstrate our appreciation for their continued love and support for our dreams, hopes, and wants. It is particularly difficult for me to find gifts for... Continue Reading →
Douglas's kids and Douglas and me on our wedding day 16 years ago. They are my forever loves, too. Their father was quite the catch, But I wasn't sure if of me they approved. So, when they embraced me with much love, I was so happy and deeply moved. They'd come to trust that I... Continue Reading →
The past will leave a pall over our livs that if we are not careful will steal the joy of the present and future away from us. I never lived in a house where there was a man. I never saw a good romance, except on television, and even as a child, I knew those... Continue Reading →
Lost without knowing why, Love can fade away. It must be nurtured With grateful words each day. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #157 from Sammiscribbles. The prompt is Fade, and we are asked to write a poem or prose in eactly 17 words.
Carson pulled at his neck tie as the air became heavy with organ music and she approached clouded in white. Feeling as though he were about to suffocate was an indication that he didn't want to marry Allison, or anyone else, for that matter. But, maybe it was too late, as he watched Allison seem... Continue Reading →
Jonathan and Mary hugged as they reached the top of the mountain. It had been a hard climb, but they had made it, each encouraging the other when one or both became tired or disillusioned of ever succeeding. As he looked out over the valley below, he realized that their new marriage would be the... Continue Reading →
On last Sunday, as we were driving to church, I said to Douglas, "Our marriage works because we like each other, not just love each other. When we argue, it is our liking each other that makes us quick to forgive." This rumination derived from how easy we were together Sunday morning after some harsh... Continue Reading →
I have a tendency to look up when I walk. I love seeing the long white trails left by airplanes as they soar through the air heading to all kinds of exotic places. I find myself wondering where it is headed and wishing that I were going, too. But, I also think about the fact... Continue Reading →