Only Love Can Break A Heart: On Loving Big and Grieving Big

       “Only love can break a heart, only love can mend it again.” It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I come to my computer daily, sit down intending to write, but end up on endless Google searches or posting one-liners on Facebook. Or looking at cat and flower photos … More Only Love Can Break A Heart: On Loving Big and Grieving Big

Angels Among Us

Angels Among Us        It’s been a rough couple of months for my family. I haven’t been able to write about it in detail and share it yet, but I will. My husband’s only brother, Pete, was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident right after Thanksgiving. It shook our family’s foundation, as these … More Angels Among Us

Letter to My Husband: An Anniversary Tale of Love and Survival

Letter to My Husband: An Anniversary Tale of Love and Survival. Here it is—our 30th Anniversary. Can you believe it? 30 years. We have been through so much together. We have raised two babies to become wonderful young women. We have celebrated birthdays and Paschas and Christmases and Name Days and all the occasions that … More Letter to My Husband: An Anniversary Tale of Love and Survival

When Blackberries Are More Than Blackberries: Memories of Another Time

It’s a hot July in North Carolina. That’s nothing new. These days as I walk through the woods, I see wild blackberries growing along the path. It’s blackberry picking season, which is also a season full of childhood memories. I remember as a young girl walking the railroad tracks up to Maw Beale’s house. Maw … More When Blackberries Are More Than Blackberries: Memories of Another Time