Tag Archives: Marriage

Nothing Prepared Me For This

I had a wonderful evening last night with my brother and sister-in-law. They had invited me to join them for dinner. The food was delicious, the view from their patio lovely, the evening weather beautiful, the company perfect. After loitering … Continue reading

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Tears in Church

All of my adult life, I have had trouble with crying.  When you cry in front of people who do not know you well, it is often alarming to them, and an embarrassment to you. I am writing this on … Continue reading

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Coffee

My husband and I both loved our morning brew but noticed that our mug collection was aging. In some ways, it seemed to be growing exponentially, but the hard truth was that while we got a very few new mugs … Continue reading

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The Problem Child

I have heard it said that the problem child never really leaves home. I know that I have occasionally been that child, turning up from time to time, asking for help. But this problem child would like it to be … Continue reading

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A Riptide of Grief

Long ago, at Folly Beach in South Carolina, some good times were interrupted by what seemed to me to be an eternity of terror. If you have experience with riptides, you probably know just what I mean. We were in … Continue reading

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The Color of Grief

June 24th marked three months since my husband died. I am doing better. The country is divided and embroiled in attacks, mobs, destruction, death, all manner of hateful things. All I seem able to do is try to get through … Continue reading

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Two Generations of Marriage Priorities

I’ve often written about my parents in the pages of this blog. They were each other’s intellectual equals. They were hopelessly in love with each other and knew how to have fun. You can’t have fathers without mothers,  and my … Continue reading

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I Can’t

I do not have it in me to fight culture wars. It hasn’t yet been three months since Ron died — and I do not have it in me to engage in much of anything on social media. Except, when … Continue reading

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Our Dreams and The Rialto Theatre

Ron and I were able to celebrate eleven wedding anniversaries. I am thankful for every one of those years, but I must confess that we had plans for many more. Ron and I dreamed about many things we wanted to … Continue reading

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Parking, Athanasius, Police, Love

As this last Sunday was Trinity Sunday, it came over me that I should tell you this true story. It is a bit of history related to me by two reputable people who repeated it over the years. The story … Continue reading

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