Starry-eyed couples in love often think their marriage will be unlike any before or since. Soon we learn similar patterns occur and we need the counsel of others. Read some of of the advice we received here, and share your own.
Anyone who has a child or spouse with a disability has experienced days/weeks/months which are hard. Many times there is no option but to gut through it. Other times, by forfeiting the most basic of self-care – sleep, eat, breathe I may make some unwise or unhealthy decisions. The biblical story of Esau and JacobContinue reading “Self Care When You Just Don’t Care”
Accessible vehicles are such a blessing most of the time – until they are not! Then they become a huge stationary driveway ornament. That’s what happened at our house this week. When we bought this van and had it modified for Jerry’s needs, the emergency brake was connected to a toggle switch on the driver’sContinue reading “It’s Just a Little Toggle Switch, Big Red!”
“Their marriage was a blanket of grace that had been so many years in the making.” Home for Christmas by Melanie Wilber. I love that imagery. There’s something so cozy about curling up under a heavy blanket that provides warmth for the body and the soul. I read the quote to Jerry and asked ifContinue reading “Marriage Blanket of Grace”
For some people recent weeks have held visions of sugar plums dancing in their head. Not at our home. We were, and still are, full of Christmas cheer, and deep gratitude for the gift of Jesus. But, when not thinking about Christmas words like Hulu, Netflix, Streamers, Sling and antenna have been bantered about inContinue reading “Tune My Heart”
Sunday mornings. When Mom lived with us she was always ready for church earlier than she needed to be. To pass the time she would sit at the piano and play, and sometimes sing favorite hymns. I treasure those memories. If it was good enough for Mom, it’s good enough for me. I have pickedContinue reading “Making Room”