Night Sweats

Funny what a little sweating can do to the heart. I remember our palms sweating when we held hands in the beginning, the pure euphoria of skin touching skin. Actually, the first time felt normal, like how it feels to hold hands in a circle to pray, and you're next…

Pray

Sometimes prayer feels like talking to the ceiling.  It can be therapeutic, sure.  There's something about saying my request out loud or at least getting it on paper that has its own value, apart from the chance an all-powerful Deity is listening in and wanting to answer with a "yes." But what if someone…

All Better

She wanted me to kiss all her dolls today.  "Mr. Bear has bump!" Then, "Me doll has bump, too!" I kissed faux fur and plastic cheeks, and they were all better.  What I really wanted was to kiss her little face, her wiggly front tooth that was knocked by some…

Moths & Rust

We own two couches.  One of them, a red and green plaid couch that almost looks fancy, David found in a dumpster about 9 years ago.  I was tired of it back when we first were married, tired of how it looked and also how it was starting to rip…

Crazy days

  These are the crazy days.  I write this with hope, in great anticipation of that someday when I'll look back and think: Ha!  That was nuts, wasn't it?  When this will be over, and I'll smile about it. What is this, exactly?  What shape is my crazy? It's being 6…

The thing about teamwork is…

So the thing about teamwork is, it really is a group effort.  Every part is important.  If the team is two, the work is even more concentrated and the two efforts are each bigger to make up the collective whole. I'm thinking about teamwork in marriage right now, if that…

Baby 101

Dear Friends Having Babies for the First Time, Isn't it so exciting?  And overwhelming too!  There are so many things you need, so many more you don't actually need and will just clutter up your house, and a few you would never buy on your own but will be so…
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