Loving Today

What does it mean to be the wife of a registered sex offender today? My morning started out a little rough to be honest. It is the first day of school for my elementary school aged kiddos, and for the last 2 years, the first day of school comes with an added type of anxiety.…

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Tough Love

It has been a rough week. I haven't felt like doing much at all. Writing seemed like a daunting task that I just couldn't even try to begin. I think I was letting all the emotions process from the last 8 posts! So, let me tell you about some of our recent struggles. My middle…

Love for my lost one

Tom and I were married in January. Never would I have imagined I'd have a "middle of a Nebraska winter" wedding. But I did! And it was beautiful. About four weeks after the wedding, I started to notice some changes in my body. First indicator, I was late. At age 40, I thought hmmm... maybe…

I love you my friend

One day shortly after I had started dating Tom, I received a phone call from my very best friend. When I say "best friend" I mean my very, very best ever friend. The woman that I turned to for venting sessions, to pray with, to throw back the rare margarita with. She was my workout…

Blended Love

Together, Tom and I have 8 children, one in heaven, and one on the way. We are no-where perfect at doing this whole blended family thing, but we have love. Although, we have not had the opportunity to meet Tom's son yet, I am hopeful that in time the Lord will provide for that meeting.…

Loving my Son

This post is going to be difficult for me to write and probably very difficult for some to read. But, it is time to write this part of my story. My son is now ten years old. Ten years of parenting a child is a long time. The day in, the day out of ten…

Homeless Love

There is a story in the Bible about a homeless man. He is a leper; an untouchable ill, and hurting man. He approached Jesus, against the law, and pitifully said, "If you are willing, you can heal me." (Mark 1:40) And then the best thing happens. Jesus is "moved with compassion" and heals the leper…

Love lesson #1

Let me start the day by saying, "Being a parent is so hard." Two facts about me. I was abandoned at age seven my by my mother.I was raised by an abusive father. I do not believe that every choice, good or bad, that we make in life is hinged on the kind of upbringing…

Made to Love

Just days before I met Tom, I had a conversation with God. I was in the midst of a 12 month separation from the husband of a fourteen year marriage and my divorce was just getting started. I had spent an ashamed amount of those months searching for comfort in all the wrong things. Or…