Category Archives: marriage

7 years!

7 years ago I married the guy who asked me to date him 7 times before I said yes.

That’s perseverance.

That day we were laughing at a marching band that led a parade from the church to our reception.

These days we’re usually laughing about something a silly boy says. Or something silly one of us says because we’re so tired. Or we’re laughing

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31 Days to Slow Down & Savour: Day 4 – Savouring Partnership


Like how
got the groceries
while I
did the dishes
and how
rolled the pastry
while I
placed the lattice
and how
changed the diaper
while I
soothed the tantrum
and how
you held the freezer bag
while I
poured the soup.



To read the rest of this series, click below.


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To My Parents on Their 30th Anniversary

I sat on your porch last weekend, nursing Ezra, and watched James help you do yard work, while Haydon played alongside, and it did my heart good.

A beautiful thing, 30 years of marriage, and all that comes with it.

The traditional gift for a 30th anniversary is pearls. Seems fitting for a major marriage milestone, the gem made from adapting to an irritant. Just like

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Five Minute Friday: Growing

Linking up with Lisa-Jo fromThe Gypsy Mama today

“We write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write bold and beautiful and free. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just write or not.”




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Some Marriage Thoughts

I’ve been thinking a lot about marriage lately.
It seems to be coming up in conversations with friends, and in blogs I’ve been reading.

Funny, when life seems to synthesize things, how the same topic creeps into my consciousness from different and disconnected sources.
Funny, too, how much I’ve needed it right now.

I am blessed to be part

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