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

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

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

another week closer to 50

I have been tracking my mood 1-100 and my level of anxiety 1-10 and, surprisingly, over the last 30 days, there has been a vast improvement.  I do not know what I am doing differently.  Is it a physical thing, Continue reading another week closer to 50