Sitting there in that backyard, staring back at these women with a smile on my face I realized that what Harry needs is not someone to buy into the fear but I was being called upon in that moment to be that true partner I told him I would be. For him and for us. It was battle time and I needed to have his back.
If my goal in life was to be “happy” I would probably not even consider marriage. But some people think of what they will “GET” if they get married. And the thought of those “things” make them happy. And then they realize…purses, shoes, boats, diamonds, vacations, parties, fancy houses do not bring in and of themselves happiness. You have to actually LIKE the person you are sharing your life with too. And more importantly you have to respect them.
Harry asked, “Where do you want to go to dinner? I think we need our place tonight.” I agreed. Yesterday was a bad day. I could detail it all out […]
I could not…could not…imagine myself as lovable.
I was completely broken. But I had to believe God was putting me through this for a reason, so I listened to my doctor and I put one foot in front of the other almost every day. I walked.
I kind of laugh when I hear people talk about “peace on earth” as if Jesus came in order to abolish all conflict here on earth. The Bible does not […]
t’s been said that it’s not if you will have a storm but when. They keep coming. There are seasons of life just as there are seasons on earth. Winter will come. And then come again.
I’m not done thinking about power in relationships… I used to think of the term “good woman” in a derogatory way. Somehow it translated as weak to me. Stand by your man […]
I had this keen sense through much of my life that I was like the kid in the classroom who kept flying under the radar of the teacher and getting away with lots of things I should have been called on. And I had this fear that one day the attention of the teacher would focus on me. I was right.
Before Harry had to leave after lunch on this beautiful Sunday, I kissed him with everything I had and I thanked him for making the choices he did this weekend to be with me and my kids, to take me to the movie, and to go to church. He teared up and said that he has a lot of things going on his head. He called this weekend magical, said he was on a high. And I asked him if he could describe it in one phrase what would it be? And he said, “Heaven.”
It’s so often true that beauty can come out of ashes. There are circumstances, especially when a parent loses a child, where it seems impossible that something good can come […]