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I'm most recently a writer.  In the six plus decades of my life, I've been a wife, mother, grandmother, Jill of all trades though mistress of but a few, and most of the time pretty content with my lot.  As a much younger person, I believed I was called to write, but life and living distracted me for most of those decades.  An unwilling transplant from the South,  twenty years ago I unintentionally landed in the geographical center of the US.  Writing came about in part due to the unwillingness, I expect.  When caring for family, gardening, and renovating a century-old house failed to provide sufficient creative outlets, I turned to the one thing I always intended to do.  Eight titles later, I'm grateful I found myself while Lost in the Plains!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy 25th to Us!!!

I can't resist sharing with you here that today is a real milestone in our marriage. Twenty-five years ago, on what started out as a dreary Saturday morning, John and I took what turned out to be the best few steps of our lives. We'd both done this before, with some success and ultimately with sad failure. We weren't young, but we might have been foolish to think we could make it work. Blending a family of grown daughters with families of their own and teenagers on the brink of leaving the nest, we knew there would be challenges. But we knew we loved each other and the idea of not taking this second chance seemed much like casting that gift aside without regard for the Giver.

Here we are twenty-five years later, still with plenty of challenges, but secure in the knowledge that we took the right path that morning. I knew marriage, with all its ups and downs, but I'd never known Christian marriage. For us, the inclusion of a third partner has made all the difference in the way we love one another, and the way we count our blessings.
Celebrate with us as we toast with iced tea and eat our icebox chocolate pie tonight! Life is rich, depending on how you measure your assets. We are wealthy beyond measure in each other and the things that matter most to us.