Tag Archives: Relationship

The Most Embarrassing Marriage Proposal

Embarrassing Wedding Proposal While I found the clip quite funny, even hilarious, in the back of my mind I wondered if perhaps the man shouldn’t have just stuck the ring box back in his pocket and left before she saw … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Writers

I took a two-month hiatus after successfully completing a self-publishing marathon of writing and bringing eight books to market in eight months. Now, my batteries are re-charged and I’m ready to tackle another type of creative project I’ve never attempted … Continue reading

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When Words Fail Hugs Often Help

It can be frustrating to want to help someone and not know what to do or say. Sometimes when words fail, My Beloved and I just hug each other tightly for as long as it takes, letting the hug do … Continue reading

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Where It Matters

Our love is perfect. And even though we may not be, our love creates a bridge that spans over our imperfections and joins us where it matters. ~ Steve Maraboli ~ (Source: Ute Lark shared Precious World’s post)

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My oldest grandson Thomas and an orangutan shared a fist bump at the St. Louis Zoo earlier this week. My son Ben snapped the shot during our visit to my twin grandsons and their parents this week. The size of … Continue reading

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The Trouble Tree

A friend sent this story to me and I thought some of you would enjoy it as I did. With Love, Russ I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a … Continue reading

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Water Fight!

Some of my favorite moments in life have occurred on a whim. For example: Water fights between my Beloved and me. In the bathroom. They would often start innocently enough such as when I’m in the shower and she turns … Continue reading

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My Beloved and I sometimes write notes or sign cards to each other that end with LAAF! and/or SHMILY! It’s not because we have forgotten how to spell the words “Laugh” or “Smile”. “LAAF & SHMILY” are actually acronyms for … Continue reading

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“We Took The Leap Together” (From My Poem “The First”)

This post is for those of you who enjoy experiencing the process I go through when attempting to develop a song lyric from one of my poems. You may recall reading the paragraph in an earlier post about the direction … Continue reading

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Unpacking The Baggage

(Source: Ruby Hearts – Hope For The Broken’s photo) I love the photo and the message and believe it to be true. I’ve learned that it can be a lifelong process so am grateful that I found a patient baggage … Continue reading

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