an unbreakable bond

I rolled over restlessly at the first morning light and spotted the thick, folded pile of papers that had been pushed under my door.  My heart dropped to my feet and I jumped up to grab them.  For an eighth of a second I thought - did he run away? did he hurt himself? - … Continue reading an unbreakable bond

a legacy of love

What do you think people will say about you after you’re gone?  What do you want to be remembered for? What will your legacy be? Back in high school, my classmates and I once had a homework assignment to write our own obituaries.  I remember hating that requirement and feeling that it was extremely morbid, … Continue reading a legacy of love

my happy place

Seeing his arm, waving like a windshield wiper out of his enormous truck, woke me from my buoyant reverie.  I was singing along to “Beautiful” by MercyMe with Marina by my side, and admiring the bright sun, fall colors and cornflower blue sky, when we slowed to make a left turn. There was unending traffic … Continue reading my happy place

your people

She looked breathtaking in her wedding dress. And when her nine bridesmaids danced through the bedroom door to get a first glimpse, many of their eyes filled with tears. They were so happy for her and overcome with joy to see their dear friend in the gown that she would soon be married in. Hosting … Continue reading your people