A Growing Family & a Confession

Today is a special day  – and destined to be even more so if things go as planned.  We have a grandson due to enter the world today.  We are all patiently waiting and praying for a beautiful birth and healthy baby for our son and his girlfriend. I am constantly reminded of the multiple…

Peace After The Chaos

This photo I found with a handy google search is a good example of how my life feels sometimes – scrambled and chaotic.  But if you look close, there is some balance and artistic magic in the rendition.  I think that is really what my life strives to be.  I really need to say “our” lives,…

Bouncing Around Relationship Steps

Where are you in the cycle of relationship stages?  If you are anything like we are, the lines get merged and you can end up bouncing around to a stage out of order… sometimes skipping ahead and other times falling behind in the progression. Realizing that there are reasons for these stages was kind of…

Maintenance; It’s All About Maintenance

If we were to give any word of advice or an honest reflection on how to save a marriage it would have to be the need for maintenance.  It is all about maintenance. If you own anything with an engine or moving parts, you are smart to have a maintenance plan.  If you have a…

“Us” on the Back Cover

Our story is similar to so many others…. but, to us, it is special. We went to high school together and had numerous mutual friends, however, we didn’t really meet until our mid 20s.  After a whirlwind year of dating and meeting family and friends, we married in a large Catholic wedding. All the proper…

Celebrating My (restored and much better) Marriage

Originally posted on Who Moved My Tree:
Our third anniversary is this month, although, not that long ago I would not have even believed that it would be possible to be married again after a divorce.  I would have said it was even less likely to be so happily remarried to my first husband! Oh,…

Savoring My Darkest Day

John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Some memories are so distinct.  The clarity is so crisp and real that you can relive every moment, feeling, smell, and sight. Your senses come alive with the memory and savor that time in history. Usually these are the good…

I’m Back…Grateful and (still) Growing

After a little sabbatical, I am inspired to put my fingers back on the keyboard to share from my heart.  A couple of things have poked me to get back into blog world- a truth or dare type question in a group recently asking if I could do anything and not fail, what would it…