10 Key Things I’ve learned About Marriage

Saturday marked 10 years since the day I vowed to walk through life committed to Brian. I was 32 years old that day and after 5 years of dating him, I assumed that I was as prepared as anyone could be. But you can never know then what you know now. I have learned countless … Continue reading 10 Key Things I’ve learned About Marriage

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The One Thing Every Good Dad Needs

I grew up with a dedicated father and I know what a gift that is. He miraculously figured out how to "dad" well, even though he only met his own father once and had no example to follow. And of course he isn't a perfect father (as no man is) but he is a great one. … Continue reading The One Thing Every Good Dad Needs

Diamond in the Rough

I used to be sharp. Really I was. I could remember most things, I contributed intellingenly to conversation and I could accomplish more than two tasks each day. It's somewhere in my distant memory, but I do remember (and miss) that me. I've also been looking a little rough lately. I shower less often than I go … Continue reading Diamond in the Rough

The Good Yearning

Five bunches of peonies have made their way into my house over the past two weeks. And I've been really holding back. I've mentioned my vase-collecting-flower-loving habits before, but there are certain seasons where I go hog wild. Like when peonies show up. If I don't enjoy their tight little bundles (soon to be bursting blooms) … Continue reading The Good Yearning