Marriage, Me

Celebration

... because forever love is beautiful. She sat alone. Like shy flowers in the table's center, she's often noticed but quickly forgotten. From across the room he was in awe of her delicacy. Extending his strong hand and a warm smile she obliged, hesitantly. His brilliant eyes won her over. Dancing for 50 years, with… Continue reading Celebration

Me

28 Love Letters

I check the mailbox daily. While it's usually advertisements or bills, around birthdays or holidays it's fun to get a card or unexpected little treat. My in-laws are amazing about thinking of my kids and sending them little surprises. I love to see the joy on their faces when there's a card or package just… Continue reading 28 Love Letters

Me, Mommy

Make Time For Her

Ok fellas (if you're even reading this) you might be wondering if this post is directed to you. Make Time For Her. While I absolutely think it's vital for couples to make time for each other, I'm going in a different direction here. You're off the hook…this time. Ladies, this one's for you. Walk with… Continue reading Make Time For Her

Marriage

The Only Gift

I still remember our first Christmas together. I won't dare say how many years ago it was. Fine...15. (See, now I'm all sad wondering how 15 years have gone by so quickly. I'll just push that down until later.) I wanted to impress this new guy. I got so many great, thoughtful, expensive gifts. A… Continue reading The Only Gift

Marriage, Me

Dear Husband, You are appreciated…

Dear husband, Thank you. For loving me the same at my best and worst. For knowing when I'm acting frustrated about one thing because I'm actually worried about something else, even when I don't recognize it. Thank you for holding me and saying it will be ok and calming my entire world. Thank you. For… Continue reading Dear Husband, You are appreciated…

Me

The Tell Challenge

I've so often wondered why we keep certain thoughts to ourselves. Things we notice or admire about others. Times we've been uplifted or felt special at the thoughtfulness of another. Why are those impressions kept inside so many times? Think of a funeral you've been to. All the amazing stories and thoughts and kind words… Continue reading The Tell Challenge

Me

My Nickname Has a Butt

Somewhere, somehow my kids heard a short clip of the Bubble Butt song. (I've never listened to the whole thing.) Once the hysterical laughter subsided, they unanimously agreed this should be my new name. The more I protested the more they said it. I let it go for the day and (as suspected) they soon… Continue reading My Nickname Has a Butt