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Six weeks ago, I was lying in bed at the hospital after having major surgery, a complete hysterectomy.   At 4:46 in the morning, I looked over and saw the most beautiful thing. I saw my future husband, and the love of my life. He hadn’t left my bedside one time-protecting me, loving me and...
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When God Made Mothers By the time the Lord made mothers, he was into the sixth day working overtime. An Angel appeared and said “Why are you spending so much time on this one?” And the Lord answered and said, “Have you read the spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but...
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When I was told I needed to have a hysterectomy my very first thought was “of course I do, because naturally I just bought the big box of tampons at Sam’s Club”.  And while that seems absurd now, I think the humor of my first thought was my brain cushioning myself for my second emotion,...
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Tax forms require me to check my marital status as “divorced”.  I resent that label.  It feels like failure.  I’m petitioning for “currently blissfully engaged to the man of my dreams” but thus far zero success with that. Speaking of the man of my dreams, on this I will gush a little bit.  I took...
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I love to cook.   Mostly because I also love to eat.  However, I get a feeling of accomplishment in creating feasts for my family.  The dinner table is sacred to me and I insist on considerate manners and communication during our gathering time at meals.  I am rather stern about that.  “Mabel, Mabel strong and...
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