I took Sullivan and Bridgette to Tennessee for Spring Break for a long overdue visit with my oldest sister. (You can see a picture of us on Instagram.) She will have major surgery on March 27, and I’m not too proud or shy to ask anyone reading this post to please say a prayer for […]
When There’s No End In Sight, Keep The Home Fires Burning
Keep the Home Fires Burning, While your hearts are yearning. Though your lads are far away They dream of home. There’s a silver lining Through the dark clouds shining, Turn the dark cloud inside out Till the boys come home.
Family Traditions and Saving Broken Things
I baked these pumpkin muffins this morning. They’re sitting on this old marble washstand I bought in 1992. I got it at the old Spivey’s Antique Store that used to be on May Avenue off Northwest 23rd Street here in OKC. I was married to Juliette’s dad then. In 1998, a year after she was […]
This is what I wanted my life to be about
On Thanksgiving Day 1999, I put Christmas lights on my house. It took all the courage I could find. I was still really sad about the loss of my first marriage. Juliette, who wasn’t even two, was spending the holiday with her dad. I felt so alone. This wasn’t at all how life was suppose […]
1990s Bride | Let No Man Put Asunder
1990s Bride This picture of me – a 1990s bride — was taken 23 years ago today. My father performed the wedding ceremony. March 9 will always be a special day to me even though the marriage ended in 1998. I have never posted a picture from my first wedding. It’s painful for me still […]
Every High and Stormy Gale: Saying Goodbye To My Father
My father passed away on February 20. I spent 12 years dealing with the tragedy of his disease. Now, I am free to experience the sorrow of this loss. My father was the best thing that ever happened to me because he was the one who made sure we all went to church when I […]
I hate you, Vera Bradley.
It’s after eleven and everyone’s asleep, so I decide to call it a night. But, not before I check on my kids one more time. I like to watch them sleep, give them each one last kiss on the cheek, and whisper something in their ears. I love you. Jesus loves you. Everything will be […]
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