The Possiblities of Loss

For the past 10 years of our 36 year marriage, my husband and I have slept in different rooms. I resisted that for several years, but finally we decided we really had to sleep apart if either of us were to sleep well—I snored, his legs twitched. I cried myself to sleep, pouring out my …

A Sure Foundation

“That steel I-beam sure looks strong.” My husband and I had just awakened this morning in the unfinished basement of my daughter’s two-story house. “It looks strong, but in a fire, wood would only char. That steel is like hard wax–it would melt. A beam of several pine 2x12s nailed and glued together would maintain …

Cherished Children

"He's adorable!" "Oh, how sweet!" "He's so cute!" That's what we've been hearing a lot of around here as we admire our new grandboy, now just nine days old. Mom, Dad, and Grandma (that's me :)) keep touching his soft skin, chuckling at his funny faces, and rushing to pick him up at the first …