In Abruzzo, Italy in 2019: Learning to cook Italian Today is our 18th wedding anniversary, and I wonder if it will be our last? Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, I think we have cause to worry about the power given to nine people to determine just what having "life, liberty, and the pursuit of... Continue Reading →
It is the Heart that Matters in Loving Others!
A Thank-You Card to God and Douglas He Loves Me! This week at one of my doctor visits, I caught sight of my husband staring in worry. Then, he touched my face, and I felt so loved. I thought I need to write a blog about this amazing love, because there is so much negative... Continue Reading →
A Spender and a Saver Got Married…
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Douglasville, GA He loved to spend on Amazon, and she religioussly saved each dollar. He bought whatever caught his fancy, while she hoarded every cent. He took advantage of senior deals, but as his junior, she could not, So, she tried to stop his online spending, but he would not repent.... Continue Reading →
Wonderful Husband Material: 70-year-old Man with the Spirit of a 10-year-old Boy
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 →
A Political Divorce
John and Lexie had been married for years, And even in bad times, they decided to persevere. But, now they belong to different political factions, So, they've decided upon a much-needed subtraction, As Lexie's important name John constantly smears. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #193 from Sammiscribbles: faction in 39 words.
Luck is a Fickle Mistress: First Line Friday
The dice tumbled and the table leaned forward with held breath. Ray stood there in the midst of the gamblers, beckoning Shari to come to him, as he thought that she had brought him good luck in the past. He was watching to see if his opponent would have a good throw. He just couldn't... Continue Reading →
After the Honeymoon, the Real Work of Marriage Begins!
Kayla laid on her husband's chest, listening to his heartbeat. She lifted her head and touched her lips to his soft ones, feeling so serene on this new voyage of marriage. She gets up to fix his favorite breakfast of bacon, two eggs overlight, and toast. This is what he ordered every day of their... Continue Reading →
Second Chances at Love!
Our passion appeared asleep, but I knew that we could awaken it. We are near enough to touch, but have become too distant to embrace. We had big dreams for our marraige, but spent little time fulfilling them. My hope in us is strong, but your despair saps some of my conviction. Yet, this morning... Continue Reading →
Campfire Plus Smores Equals Love
From Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Logs were added to the campfire, To keep the fire going a little longer. I was learning to make smores, But it was our love that grew stronger. I nearly declined the invitation. It was the kind of thing I thought nerdy. But I'm glad that he was persistent In wanting to... Continue Reading →
Wonderful Stepchildren Are a Love Bonus
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 →