What Mr and Mrs JB got for Christmas

On Christmas morning JB called me in to our Christmas tree and said there was a present for me.  He gave me a rolled up paper tied with a ribbon.  On his lap he had a wrapped gift. He showed me Continue reading What Mr and Mrs JB got for Christmas

Winter Solstice

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JB and I have been chatting about Winter Solstice for the last week or so.  I like the observation of the seasons and cycles, and doing something to be in tune with nature. Work on our master bedroom has progressed Continue reading Winter Solstice

A glimpse into my hope chest – pieces of my past

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This is one of my most treasured pieces of artwork.  In 2004 I wanted very much to add some art to my home that would enhance the values that are important to me.  I watched for a sale at Twiggs and Continue reading A glimpse into my hope chest – pieces of my past

a glimpse into my hope chest

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For me, a hope chest was and still is the outward expression of all that I hope for in a cherished marriage relationship.  The things that go into a hope chest are selected and created with great care.  There is Continue reading a glimpse into my hope chest

a fresh start in the same place

JB is the real hero of our story, don’t let my bitching fool you.  He let me move in with him, with all hundred boxes of stuff from my apartment, and for the last month I have been sifting through Continue reading a fresh start in the same place

green lights and empty parking spaces

I told JB not to buy me anything for mother’s day. “Instead just write me something”, I told him. ” I like the things you write”. Here’s what he wrote: I’m married to a flawed and imperfect woman. How do you Continue reading green lights and empty parking spaces

just between you and me and the rest of the world

I love the way you touch my hair at church. It makes me feel so connected to you, makes the service an intimate spiritual event that we share in public view. You sit on the outside of the bench and Continue reading just between you and me and the rest of the world