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 … Continue reading A Growing Family & a Confession

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, … Continue reading Peace After The Chaos

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 … Continue reading Bouncing Around Relationship Steps

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 … Continue reading Maintenance; It’s All About Maintenance

“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 … Continue reading “Us” on the Back Cover

Celebrating My (restored and much better) Marriage

Who Moved My Tree

marriagecelebration

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, but God.  Only God could have orchestrated our lives to be where they are now.

We are so grateful for all of God’s blessings.  They have been bestowed on us in many forms
Celebrate Recovery (a Christ centered 12 step recovery  program for any hurt, habit or hang-up)
Christian friends
Loving family
God’s timing
Crisis Family Care and Pastor Butch Heath
The Marriage Miracle
 worldwide marriage encounter
Prayers – known and unknown
and even tears… healing tears, painful tears, emotional tears, and finally – tears of joy and gratitude.

The turning point in our story occurred about 2 years after our divorce.  We…

View original post 205 more words

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 … Continue reading Savoring My Darkest Day

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 … Continue reading I’m Back…Grateful and (still) Growing