What’s Your Secret?

On a recent trip to another city, I checked in to the hotel while Jerry was unloading from our van. Miss V, the front desk clerk, recognized my name from an earlier phone call and greeted me warmly. I asked if I could see the room before completing the paperwork. Even though a room isContinue reading “What’s Your Secret?”

Breaking the “I Love You” Ice

“I wish there were someone like Joan in Indiana.”             Jerry prayed those words as he returned home from a disability ministry conference we both attended. I was blissfully unaware of his thought or prayer as I flew home to California.             For six years we attended the same gathering. After the meetings, a groupContinue reading “Breaking the “I Love You” Ice”

It’s All in the Cards and Rosters and Yearbooks and. . .

Never let your husband give up on his dreams.                This is one of the best pieces of marriage advice I received. For my husband, baseball has always been a big part of his passion and dreams. Sure, before I met him he grew out of the dream to become a Major League Baseball player,Continue reading “It’s All in the Cards and Rosters and Yearbooks and. . .”

It’s Just a Little Toggle Switch, Big Red!

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!”

Marriage Blanket of Grace

“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”

Enjoy Your Coleslaw!

In our newlywed years we lived across the street from a grocery store. One night while preparing dinner I realized I did not have lettuce for salad. I asked Jerry if he would mind going to the store to get some. He was amenable to the task. Wanting to make life as easy as possibleContinue reading “Enjoy Your Coleslaw!”