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A Love Letter

November 2019 Dear Tom, I'm having difficulty remembering my life before you. You were always here; always meant to be. To say I love you doesn't rightfully convey. Loving you has become a selfish endeavor. To love you really says I love myself because, in you, are ...
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Somewhat Simple Soup Supper

I don't want to carry gratitude around in seasons. I want to carry it in my bones, I want to rest it in on my tongue like it is a language that I never stop speaking. ~Arielle Estoria My favorite part of hospitality, hands down, is setting the table and warming ...
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The Miracle of the Open Door

"Most of all, love each other steadily and unselfishly, because love makes up for many faults. Show hospitality to each other without complaint. Use whatever gift you've received for the good of one another so that you can show yourselves to be good stewards of ...
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What I’m Learning About Love

Clearly, learning to truly love people is not an assignment that will ever be checked off my to-do list. It's a lesson I'll still be studying on my last day. Here are my thoughts so far. As I'm taking my early morning walk down the familiar path ...
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Don’t Quit in the Middle

Years ago, around the time I was birthing babies #3 and #4, I quit right in the middle of a sewing project. I'd imagined how cute my gray dress would be, after perusing the gigantic pattern book and choosing the perfect one. I'd purchased the ...
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The Art of Life

I enjoy and appreciate art in all its forms. I truly believe that unique art appears all around us in our day to day lives. If only we have eyes to see. I first awakened to this idea about three years ago. I found myself noticing our daughter-in-law, ...
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Magical Friendship

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ― A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh The acquiring of friends is one of the most magical if not miraculous experiences of my life. A few months back ...
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Blindly Going

The year was 1980 and I was en route to my OB/GYN. You will think this odd, but I always looked forward to my regular appointment. I found out I was pregnant with my second child at about the same time my husband decided to leave ...
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Finding Me

I found a little bit of myself today. I'd been planting a small garden in our yard. Not "officially summer" and already 97 degrees! Into the soil that I'd mounded high went large rocks and flowers from Lowe's. And the big chunks of beautiful granite, quartz ...
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All The Married Ladies

    “Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing...   Whatever people say, the state called ‘being in love’ usually does not last. If the old fairy-tale ending ‘They lived happily ever after" is taken to mean ‘They felt for the next ...
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