Love, Honor, Cherish

Traditional marriage vows include the promise to "love, honor and cherish."  With all my thinking about divorce this week, I'm seeing these three words in a new light.  LOVE is an intense feeling of deep affection.  HONOR means to treat someone with great respect.  To CHERISH your partner means to protect and care for them in a loving fashion.  ...more

Voices of the Year

This is a Yay Me post. If that bothers you, come back tomorrow to see if I’ve done something like flash the church parking lot or dropped my child on his head....more
Yay!! A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to the both of us!!    :)   ~Virginiamore

Memorial Day

Memorial Day.  Today is the day everyone puts a flag on their porch and remembers those they have lost, whether it be from natural causes, murder, or war, it is a day to honor and remember. Many will visit a cemetery to place a flag or flowers, I am not one of those.  I know for a fact that my father will be there to visit momma's grave and his parents and brother.  It gives him comfort.  I can not go to a mound of dirt and cry, like he will do.  I just can't do that....more

Jealousy, thy Name is Mistress, and Three’s a Crowd

Jealousy wrecks destruction on a would-be lasting relationship, playing havoc on emotions and, most importantly, breaking valued trust. Jealousy hasn’t a heart or soul; it is destructive because it knows no boundaries. Jealousy is repulsive; it is crafty and unreasonable, a foolish game player to an ugly end. Jealousy is selfish; it lacks respect and selfless love. Jealousy is fruitless, and in the end it will leave you bitter and alone. Jealousy is not unlike having a mistress on the side; while living as three, ultimately, it will feel uncomfortably crowded, and someone must flee!...more
 @JourneyofLife I'd think you'd like him. Seriously, everyone that meets him likes him. He is a ...more

Mother's Day without a mom...

Mother's Day is such a wonderful idea.  Mother's do many things without recognition.  They have many jobs and responsibilities - and taking a day to say "thanks" is lovely, and so appreciated by all the momma's out there. It is fun to be a momma.  It is fun to be celebrated.  It is a joy to me to see the things that my children have made me - by hand.  They are so proud - and I am so honored to be honored by them.  It is sweet. ...more

President’s Day 2011: Holiday Or Snow Day?

Who is Being Honored on President's Day?<...more

Choosing Conflict: A Blog

My grandmother died in June. She was 94. She lived a full, wonderful life, and suffered little in the end. We were very close; when her daughter (my mother) died (at the young age of 32) (cancer), my grandmother took care of me in many ways. And I did my best to honor her final years with lots of visits, with taking care of her when I could. And now that she’s gone, I find myself in a quandary....more

I have no advice for you I'm afraid but good luck with whatever action you decide to take. ...more

Defending your honor

I've read so many stories of people who were severely beaten or even killed because they were either trying to defend their honor or did defend their honor.The lesson for us all here, is to never EVER defend your honor when the person or persons who are insulting you, your family, or friends, etc. has a gun or is someone who is violent. They're not worth you dying!Your life is more precious than your honor!  ...more

Honoring Teen and Tween Volunteers for Outstanding Service

One of the most important things we can teach our teens and tweens is the importance of giving. Not having much money at that age to donate, the best way for youth to give is by volunteering in charitable efforts. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards was created 15 years ago to recognize young heroes who have made exceptional impacts on the lives of others through acts of volunteerism. ...more

When Grieving Transitions To Celebrating - Happy Birthday Dad

When my Dad died 6 years ago, I was sad and so mad and I certainly couln't even utter the words out loud "my Dad died or my Dad is dead."   I was mad at God for thinking he somehow needed my Dad more than I possibly could....more