Dear newly-wed

For Day 18 of #Janblogaday: Advice… for newly-weds, oldie-weds, and anyone who intends to share their love with someone else one day. Dedicated to our newly-wed and newly-engaged friends at home: Hilary and Justin, Shelbie and Jared, Garrett and Emma, Brad and Janelle, Lisa and…

Who needs diamonds when a mum is a girl’s best friend

I have the most amazing mom. Some mums are lovely and some are beautiful. Some are wise and some are caring. Some make you smile and some make you believe. My mum is all of that, and so, so, so much more. My mum is…

On outside influences… (Marriage Letters)

Dear Colin, We’re kind of stubborn, a stubby-horn couple. Okay, I’m kind of stubborn. And you’re only stubborn in the sense that you refuse to be stubborn. But that’s what makes us such a neat pair… you compliment me. People that are sometimes considered a…

Enduring loss together… (Marriage Letters)

Dear Colin, Experiencing loss together has been an easy thing for us. A sort of handful of sand we throw in the sea of other troubles we’ve experienced together but have sailed through gracefully. Like loss of patience, and your ability to lose our directions…

I trust you because… (Marriage Letters)

Timely (as I’m sure the good Lord would have it) it was for me to stumble upon a few of the Marriage Letters exchanged between spouses the last couple of weeks. In the heat of a domestic dispute that I, of course, am completely justified…