Tag Archives: love

A few thoughts, the day after…

Coming down off a high from weeks of wedding planning, followed by a wonderful rehearsal dinner, to the actual wedding yesterday (7.29.17). I loved every moment. Thank you Alli, for giving the best maid of honor speech. It was beautiful, … Continue reading

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Pain & Grief election style

It’s my honor to know 3 young women who have shared transparent and very vulnerable stories this past week. Their stories may be yours, or very similar, or they may not resonate at all.  As humans we need empathy for … Continue reading

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So… I poured my heart and soul into this election

It’s the day after. The most qualified person ever to run for President lost, and I am mourning what could have been. I know of so many octogenarian and nonagenarians, and for that matter women in their teens, twenties, thirties, … Continue reading

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One Tribe y’all

Gotta love the Black Eyed Peas. I sure wish this resonated with more people. Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh! Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-whoa-oh! One Tri, One Tri, One tribe, one time, one planet, one race Its all one blood, don’t care about your face The … Continue reading

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seems so obvious

Some things regarding politics and Christianity seem so obvious to me. Such as, hateful and mean rhetoric is not something Jesus espoused, yet it permeates political speech. Or, how does ‘love your neighbor as yourself’ not translate into a generosity … Continue reading

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Happiest of Birthdays!!! **29**

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLI! I am so grateful for you, and thrilled to see and know the person you have become. You are a talented, compassionate, intelligent woman, capable of great empathy. < In a world in which empathy is in … Continue reading

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Mom! You can do this! We all love you and support you! 78 is great! 

Happiest of birthdays to the most amazing woman, my Mom. How do you sum up anyone’s life in just a few words? Mom’s life has been a complex journey through childhood, marriage (58 years and counting), motherhood (particularly when you have … Continue reading

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On things that melt my heart~

On a day my heart is broken, something like this happens. It awakens my soul, and melts my heart. Heart mended. Facebook Alli Smith shared Act SPU’s photo. Act SPU SOLIDARITY WITH BALTIMORE FROM SEATTLE (PACIFIC UNIVERSITY) ‪#‎baltimore‬ ‪#‎prayforbaltimore‬ ‪#‎baltimoreriots‬ … Continue reading

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On unexpected tears-

I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen my husband cry over the past 35 years. That is not to say he is void of emotion. He just doesn’t cry. That’s ok, because the rest … Continue reading

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Our ‘Adventure Walk’ that has continued 35 years and counting~

We just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary! What an adventure it’s been. Years ago we watched Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn in a little movie called Housesitter. In that, Goldie’s character made up an elaborate story about the ‘adventure walks’ … Continue reading

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