Words or Weeds

 Once upon a time, I thought I knew who i was and where I was headed.    Doesn't that sound like the beginning of a really good story?  More like the fairy tale that it is copied from.  Fantasy - fairy tale - false premise for sure.  Seriously, does anyone know themselves, or where they are really …

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A Growing Family & a Confession

Today is a special day  - and destined to be even more so if things go as planned.  We have a grandson due to enter the world today.  We are all patiently waiting and praying for a beautiful birth and healthy baby for our son and his girlfriend. I am constantly reminded of the multiple …

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Bouncing Around Relationship Steps

Where are you in the cycle of relationship stages?  If you are anything like we are, the lines get merged and you can end up bouncing around to a stage out of order... sometimes skipping ahead and other times falling behind in the progression. Realizing that there are reasons for these stages was kind of …

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Maintenance; It’s All About Maintenance

If we were to give any word of advice or an honest reflection on how to save a marriage it would have to be the need for maintenance.  It is all about maintenance. If you own anything with an engine or moving parts, you are smart to have a maintenance plan.  If you have a …

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“Us” on the Back Cover

Our story is similar to so many others.... but, to us, it is special. We went to high school together and had numerous mutual friends, however, we didn't really meet until our mid 20s.  After a whirlwind year of dating and meeting family and friends, we married in a large Catholic wedding. All the proper …

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Celebrating My (restored and much better) Marriage

Who Moved My Tree


Our third anniversary is this month, although, not that long ago I would not have even believed that it would be possible to be married again after a divorce.  I would have said it was even less likely to be so happily remarried to my first husband!

Oh, but God.  Only God could have orchestrated our lives to be where they are now.

We are so grateful for all of God’s blessings.  They have been bestowed on us in many forms
Celebrate Recovery (a Christ centered 12 step recovery  program for any hurt, habit or hang-up)
Christian friends
Loving family
God’s timing
Crisis Family Care and Pastor Butch Heath
The Marriage Miracle
 worldwide marriage encounter
Prayers – known and unknown
and even tears… healing tears, painful tears, emotional tears, and finally – tears of joy and gratitude.

The turning point in our story occurred about 2 years after our divorce.  We…

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Savoring My Darkest Day

John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Some memories are so distinct.  The clarity is so crisp and real that you can relive every moment, feeling, smell, and sight. Your senses come alive with the memory and savor that time in history. Usually these are the good …

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