Apparently, people with burning houses don’t consider the Valentines plans of their first responders. (How dare they?)
I had a lovely little idea that February would be the perfect month to focus on intimacy, and then I inherited a newborn baby.
It must be a strange experience to have an injury that your family does not know about. We keep writing you letters as if nothing has happened.
I find myself loving what we make: things that mean something to me. Or sometimes, distressed letters from Walmart. Yeah, that works.
I just purged my house, nesting, frenetically sorting through every closet, every drawer, to remove all that we don’t need. And now I am buying more.
I never considered myself a fearful person, but with growing responsibility has come growing anxiety. Surely if I worry enough, it will help somehow…
I wrote this piece many weeks ago, about living as a foster parent and a woman. Now at last I am young enough to share it.
How do you carve out time to invest in your marriage during busy seasons? What habits do you incorporate into your life to build love? Can you share simple ways to add some special?
When I awake early on Valentine’s Day I am alone It takes a moment to remember why. Oh yes. Early ministers’ meeting. Often at night I wake to find him gone Or wake to find him returning. I expect him to be warm, come from checking on the kids Or using the bathroom But […]
This is the finale of a little series on marriage. Start at the beginning here. How to make firm decisions in his absence How to enjoy giving him gifts of really-boring-guy-stuff-that-he-knows-he’s-getting-because-he-picked-it-but-he-still-wants-badly How to stop talking when we’re on a date How to spend without guilt the money he earned for us How to make excuses for […]