The 5 Love & Apology Languages

Several years ago, I read a wonderful book called The 5 Love Languages.* It taught me how I expressed and received love, as well as how my husband expressed and received love. Once we knew each other’s love language, we could more completely express our love for the other. Sadly, of course, trauma and loss screamed…

My Dangerous Heart

Beware! Oh, beware! My dangerous heart Its treachery knows no boundary Forever alone Forever apart It killed the love that had found me. True interest remains As long as you stay Far, far and away from it For when you get close It swallows you whole Trapped in its cavernous pit. Impressive and smart Romantic…

Lessons in Letting Go

Upon waking this morning, I slid my hand across my stomach. While I had slept, my PJs had shifted to expose some bare skin. An image came to mind. A lover’s gentle caress across my body while pulling me closer. A few tears soon followed as I realized: I hadn’t been touched tenderly by a lover in…

The Moment You Smiled

The moment you smiled The moment you laughed The moment your sparkling eyes fixed on me The moment you spoke The moment you sighed That was the moment my soul was set free The curve of your neck The shape of your lips The way that you tilt your head when you speak The tone of…

A Meaningful Valentine’s Day

Today was a good day. A little sad, perhaps, but good. Of course it’s Valentine’s Day, which is difficult for most single or heartbroken people, but it’s also two other things for me: It’s Buster’s birthday, and I miss him so much. It’s the day my husband proposed 17 years ago in 1999. After the great…

It’s About Love, Actually

The internet recently exploded in debate over the film Love Actually….again. Since it is one of my favorite films of all time and since I watch it every year as a holiday tradition, I know the film quite well. I have watched it at least once a year (with one exception) since I walked out…

Fall in LOVE with Rowan of the Wood

Now that all five titles are out, it’s time to fall in love with Rowan. Read the tragic love story of Rowan and Fiana, separated by time, but their love remains strong throughout the ages. Cullen Knight, our young hero, finds love as well. Will his heart go to the goth Maddy or the happy-go-lucky…

In Loving Memory…

Yesterday an amazing and kind man left this earth. Benjamin Somerlot was only 28 years old. He bravely fought a rare and painful form of bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma for the past two years. The last few months of this life were spent in excruciating pain, but he never complained. He was always more…

Happy <3 Day!

Twelve years ago today Ethan proposed to me. He stood in the tiny kitchen in our little cabin in the woods of Northern California and asked me to be his wife. He presented me with this teeny tiny emerald ring. All nervous, he was so adorable. I, of course, said yes. Sometimes I look back…