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 →

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 →

our bodies, our vehicles

I drove my daughter to school today in our well used, deep blue Honda Odyssey van.  It's rusted in a few spots, dented in the rear from our sons' drivers ed days, and smelly from transporting dogs and sweaty ball players, wet snow boots, pants and skis, bathing suits and God knows what else. That... Continue Reading →

the affair

I'm having an affair.  I should feel very, very guilty . . but I don't.  He's a married father of three.  I'm also married with three children.  I happen to know his children very well.  In fact, I've known his wife my whole life.  She is me, I am her.  I'm having an affair with... Continue Reading →

just go to bed angry

Craig and I locked hands during the ceremony and were touched to see Brett and Collin serve as ushers, and Brett walk Craig's sister, the mother of the bride, down the aisle to her seat in front. Marina soaked in every second and loved seeing the bride appear with her adoring dad by her side. ... Continue Reading →

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