Tag Archives: Family

A Secret Shared After 58 Years Of Marriage

We had lunch on Sunday with dear friends of ours, Jerry and Shirley Corbett. In September they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. It’s obvious they love each other, they enjoy being together, and they love God more today than they … Continue reading

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A Marriage Miracle

We are in waiting mode–our son and daughter-in-love are expecting their 3rd baby any day. We have had their two adorable girls for a couple of days so Ashley can rest. Although this is difficult even without the daily responsibilities … Continue reading

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Expect-cations

You may have never put these two words together, but most likely you pack them both when heading out the door for your family get-away: Expectations and vacations. They seem to go hand in hand. But is this a good … Continue reading

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The Wedge of Infertility

When most couples get married they are filled with hope of building a family together. Some choose to wait a few years to begin, some decide they don’t want to wait at all and end up getting pregnant on their … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Be Happier

As you know, my family surprised me last week by taking me to Savannah for Mother’s Day. I was struggling with sadness the entire week before because everywhere I went I saw signs for Mother’s Day reminding me my Mother … Continue reading

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I Interrupt This Normal Blog Post…

…to let you know my love and care for Debi this Mother’s Day has led me to intervene in her regular schedule in order to take her away for the next few days. Our kids wanted to do something special … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Marriage Blogging Wife

My friend, Kate, who writes the One Flesh Marriage Blog along with her husband, Brad, started a challenge to all marriage bloggers. It is to write out 10 confessions of what your life really looks like on a daily basis. … Continue reading

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10 Things My Mom’s Death Taught Me

My Mom’s estate sale was this past weekend. It was another layer of letting go, and it wasn’t easy–not that I thought it would be. Things are not special. They wear out, rust, decay and break. But the memory of … Continue reading

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Thinking for Myself

Today I’ve posted on my author blog, since the last time I did was December 7th. It’s long overdue. Below is the beginning of it, and you can click over to finish, if you so wish. Thank you for being … Continue reading

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A Time To Mourn

I want to start off by thanking each of you who have prayed for us as we’ve cared for my Mom these past few weeks. What a huge support and help you’ve been to us. Thank you! It is with … Continue reading

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I Choose Us

It was one of those date nights where you think it’s normal and predictable, but I was soon to learn otherwise. Tom and I had decided to watch a movie at home, something we rarely do on date nights because … Continue reading

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Spoiled

Journal Entry from June 2006: The expiration date said June 25th.  I have never had to notice this part of the orange juice carton, that is, until now.  My 24 year old son, who loves orange juice so much that … Continue reading

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The Waiting Room

Yesterday I shared my reflections of growing up as the daughter of a neighborhood Pharmacist. Today I’ll share my reflections of letting go. This story was published in a book titled, Letters From The Waiting Room–by Lewis Seifert, in an … Continue reading

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My Dad

Our first post in our Reflection series is actually reflections from my childhood, years before I would become Mrs. Tom Walter. I wrote this the year after my Dad died, which you’ll hear more about tomorrow. From June 2004: Father’s … Continue reading

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Legacy of Marriage

We do well to take thought of how our marriage and our commitment to it influences the lives and choices our children and their children will make. Today was her day for all of her 90 years. My grandmother was … Continue reading

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A Double Post of Encouragement

We return to our joint post with Lisa Graf of Mom Blog today. We are sharing practical tips on how to encourage your spouse. Lisa’s post is in purple and mine is in wine. And if these aren’t enough we … Continue reading

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Childproof Your Home Not Your Heart

Our home is not as childproof as it once was. It doesn’t have to be, but this fact is what requires me to pay closer attention when my grandchildren come for a visit. Childproofing our home is a good idea. … Continue reading

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Turning Down The Heat

This is Lisa Graf’s (Mom Blog) and my 3rd collaborative post on Wedded Bliss Wednesdays. Lisa’s part is in purple and my part is in red. We pray you will find encouragement to help you turn down the heat when … Continue reading

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Our First Priority

The Romantic Vineyard is dedicated to helping marriages grow for God’s glory.  Year after year life changes, yet our vows remain.  Regardless of economies or changing seasons we are one flesh for better or for worse.  We are committed to … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Final Gift

We attended the funeral of a lifelong friend’s mother on Monday.  It was expected, as she had been declining for weeks.  She was 89 and had lived a full, vibrant life.  Her children and grandchildren shared their thoughts and memories … Continue reading

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