Eighteen Years of Wedded Bliss

On January 2, 2016, Terry and I celebrated our 18th anniversary! I lost my dad suddenly after Terry and I were married seven short years. One day I spoke to my dad on the phone, and the next, he was in Heaven. This was a difficult time for my own marriage. My grief was so… Continue reading Eighteen Years of Wedded Bliss


Me and My Man

As a little girl, I had a man. He was my dad. I wanted to marry someone just like him – hard working, funny, strong, and wise. By God’s grace, I did just that sixteen years ago today. My man is not perfect, but that’s okay. His wife isn’t perfect, either! We’ve traveled many roads… Continue reading Me and My Man


Fifteen Blessed Years

I can’t believe that I’ve been married for fifteen years already! I remember thinking during those first few years, which were very difficult, that couples who had been married for 25 years or more were amazing – and here I am, only a decade from that mark! Marriage was, and is, hard. That’s why the… Continue reading Fifteen Blessed Years



September and October have been very active “anniversary” months for us! I mentioned before that on September 3, I celebrated blogging for five years. On September 11, we celebrated two more anniversaries! Before 9/11 was a national day of mourning, it was a day of joy for me. In 1997, on a crisp, starlight evening,… Continue reading Anniversaries

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Why I Keep Blogging

On September 3, I celebrated blogging for five years! We were away on vacation during that time, so I was unable to write about it on the big day.Yep! It was the big…zero-five. Of the five years, this one has been my most difficult. Not because the desire to blog or write has waned, but… Continue reading Why I Keep Blogging

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Sharing Some Blessings ~

I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. We got back from our anniversary trip on Friday afternoon, and then Mom had to be at the airport early on Saturday. We also had our first “In Service Saturday” this past weekend, and then, poor Lauren got a stomach virus Saturday night! She is… Continue reading Sharing Some Blessings ~


Our 10th Anniversary Celebration

Hello everybody!I just wanted to write and tell you that I will be leaving for San Antonio tomorrow. My husband and I are going to be spending two days and one night in the beautiful home of the River Walk!! I am really excited about it! We haven’t been alone overnight in 7 years!I will… Continue reading Our 10th Anniversary Celebration