Gratitude Ignited My Flame

Gratitude quote by A. Schweitzer

When I feel the sun kiss my face; I am grateful, every single time.  Eating creamy, vanilla based ice cream, with chocolate sprinkles, I am grateful.  Waking in a heated house in a warm bed, I am grateful. Hearing baby pitter patter as they hustle to and from, or their laughter and toddler chatter, my […]

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Reflective Cherishing

creating who I am today

I recently had a beautiful shift occur in my life. It was a passing thought that resonated with my being and moved me deeply. I was thinking of the people that helped in creating me to be who I am today, and I realized I had not been including a very important person; […]

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A Child’s Love

Freddie drew Daddy 1

I love my Daddy… I draw him all the time -Freddie (4 years old), New Hampshire All Love Letters’ are pristine, posted as they were received.  Please forgive any spelling and grammar issues, since the writing was done in the throes of love, and sometimes love doesn’t care about commas or misplaced letters.

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Kitty Love

Have you ever heard an animal cry out in grief or despair? I have. It breaks my heart every time. On this occasion, I heard it on the large property that I lived on, and it really surprised me. I track the cry down… no way Jose could I ever ignore a call […]

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The Heart of Halloween

Halloween

When I was little my Nana and I lived in a building with 90 condominiums that looked like 12 other buildings in the same complex that now has over 100. Our building sat on a golf course. When I took my own kids there, they were shocked at how I could live in […]

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My Garden

My Garden

I grew up and created stories in my head. Beliefs that became the way I viewed my world. I believed that others were unsafe, friends would betray me. I believed that I was not smart, dumb in fact. I believed that I was not good enough. I believed that I had to be […]

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The Call Of The Road

nature

I love the road. I love being behind the wheel of my car and just driving for hours, a vague destination in mind. There is peace. There could be music, there could be an audio book, a phone conversation, or there could be silence. Pure, blissful silence as the trees fly by, the […]

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Confession of an old man about when he was a young man

Expectations-Quote

Expectations are the enemy of love, making love is as unstable as boiling water! There are many forms of expectations… Here are some of the expectations that drove me to distraction: (a) I believed women to be perfect, (b) I overreacted when learning that women were not perfect, and then (c) I believed […]

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Behind His Hazel Eyes by Anna H.

patient love, growing love

Jordan came into my life 2 years ago when I least expected it because I previously expressed no interest in dating while I was enrolled at Lumerit – an online college program. In the beginning, I originally thought of Jordan as an acquaintance who made a few funny jokes and had an extensive […]

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Living and dying: a love story

Francie Charlie Wedding

On the morning of April 20th 2017, my Nana and Bapa took their last breath together, hand in hand, lying side by side in their bed, surrounded by those who loved them. Even in their death, they continued to memorialize their never-ending love story.   66 years and 15 days earlier, they walked out of […]

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