I had some roses in a vase this week, cut from a bush in the back yard. Most of them had run their course and were starting to drop petals but there was one bud that hadn’t yet opened. When I went to throw out the overblown roses I noticed the water had evaporated and... Continue Reading →

New Life

We had our final meeting a few days ago. I did it.  I spoke up.  I said what I really wanted, which was an indefinite separation. I explained that this was based on what I knew to be true, not on what might happen down the road.  I acknowledged that we serve a big God... Continue Reading →

The Flowchart

It's been a few more days.  A few more days of peace in my household. One of the strange things, but not so strange, if you think of it, is that it's suddenly easier to keep the place tidy.  I mean, sure, with my husband gone, there is one less person here. But he's gone... Continue Reading →


Meeting #2 happened.  This time I spoke up for myself.  I told my small group leader ahead of time that when I am in a room with my husband, my brain shuts down and I can't speak about what exactly the problem is.  She told me I had to speak up. I told her I... Continue Reading →

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