June 23, 2013
Scavenger Hunt

I still remember your 19th birthday. I planned an elaborate scavenger hunt around town - hiding clues under park benches and in library books. Remarkably, they were all still there when I sent you on that wild hunt. The maze led you to a fancy resort in the foothills. I was standing there in a […]

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January 4, 2013
eleven years ago today

I walked down that aisle with no hesitation, no quivering of soul or lips. When the pastor presented us as Mr. and Mrs., I was overwhelmed with a deep-seated enduring joy. Not superficial happiness, mind you, but a serious sort of happiness in knowing that I was right where I should be. Tim Sheaffer was […]

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August 14, 2012
In This House: We Say Good Things

We promised to only say good things. There in the half-lit restaurant. Leaning back against wooden seats in a booth. We were college students, not at all frightened of forever. A diamond glistened on my left hand. On yellow lined notepads, we scribbled out what mattered. It's been one of the hinges of our relationship […]

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June 22, 2012
When We Grow Old

We married when I still had a "teen" at the end of my age. Some people cautioned us about such a young marriage. They said that we wouldn't finish college. They said that the first year was hard, that we would fight about the toilet paper roll. In actuality, the first year was a DREAM-come-true. […]

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June 8, 2012
business partner

I see my husband far more than the average since we both work from home (aside from short gigs here-and-there). He's actually working a contract job this month at the University of Arizona. It's part-time, temporary, 9am-4pm, three days a week. He leaves in the mornings, handsome in slacks and shaved face. Even before he walks […]

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January 6, 2012
10 years

You charmed me with your green eyes in 1998. I still remember the way you caught my elbow with your hand as I walked to your car that night. "Stealing my keys, stealing my heart," your voice pounded in my blood. You were my first kiss. My first everything. We grew up together - you […]

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