It’s hard to believe that over half of my life has been spent married. 

Tim and I didn’t have a clue what we were getting into at the age of 20, standing before his father saying our vows.

I wonder what we would have done differently had we known………all the laughter, all the tears………….that would be coming our way. 



Somehow, we’ve survived. 

It hasn’t always been easy.

BUt I know what’s pulled us through the valleys.

Our faith.

God’s love.





I got up this morning and looked outside to see Tim removing the last of Nick’s ramps from our deck.

I knew it was a difficult thing for him to do, and it broke my heart to see him leaning over the ramp undoing something that had meant so much to our family.

I thought to myself, “Nick doesn’t need that ramp anymore,” and I smiled.

Then, Tim came in and said, “I woke up at 7:11 this morning and thought, “Nick doesn’t need that ramp anymore.”

I replied, “That’s exactly what I was thinking.”


Today, we’ll go to his college Christmas luncheon.

I’ll wrap gifts.

We’ll watch Olivia in the Christmas play tonight at church.

Then, Tim and I, and all of our kids who are home, we’ll go see Sherlock Holmes at the theater.


This is a perfect anniversary day for me.




Shared with ones I love so much.


I hope your day is filled with some simple, quiet moments too.


I love you all so much.