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Today is my Birthday! I got a day off from work so I took the car for an oil change, did yard work, talked with my financial advisor, called the DMV for my folks, took stuff to Good Will, made scones and talked to a variety of friends. Then I went on a coupon spending…

By Mirm September 12, 2022 0

The Other Woman part 2

Once upon a time, aka 30 years ago, my husband fell in love with another woman. Actually, that is not quite accurate – it was a female child. When September 3rd had just begun, so began the in-person relationship between Jim and Emily that had begun to develop as an idea many years earlier in…

By Mirm September 3, 2022 1

The Other Woman

I am no longer the main woman in Clayton’s life. I have actually known this for a year. And I knew it would eventually happen. I even have prayed for it and yet now it is a bittersweet reality. My son shares his heart with someone else. She makes him happy. She asked me recently…

By Mirm August 11, 2022 0

Brothers & Sisters

Yesterday my best friend’s older sister died. Her older brother died a couple years ago leaving her the oldest. Being a big brother or sister is a huge responsibility. It is a place of influence. In fact parents, at least my parents, held me responsible for any punishable offense by the mere tattle of one…

By Mirm July 2, 2022 0

Happy Father’s Day

My dad is slowly shuffling toward home. I alternate emotions often as I spend time with him. I am always proud and honored to be called his daughter but I am also sad to watch this intelligent and strong man decline as time marches on. I am not in denial over the reality that he…

By Mirm June 19, 2022 1

God is like a Mom

The Bible is clear on the idea that we understand God better through relationships and comparisons to those people we know. We know what God is like and what He is not like as we interact with the world around us. Jesus told parables of familiar things to help us understand God’s character. By example,…

By Mirm May 8, 2022 0

My Friend

Dear Lauren, I don’t remember when we first met. I don’t remember much about how we even became friends, but I am sure it was our boys’ faults. (Thank you to Skyler and Clayton). None of that really matters anyway because you have become one of my best friends and have even morphed into being…

By Mirm April 13, 2022 0

Happy 7th Anniversary

They say that this anniversary is itchy! I am not sure why people seem to think this is the time couples re-evaluate their relationship when statistics show it happens much earlier in the marriage. I am not sure it is a real thing anyway but I would say that every anniversary is an opportunity to…

By Mirm April 11, 2022 0

Happy Birthday Clay

You are 26 today! When you were born, I could not see this far into the future to imagine what you would be like as an adult. Of course I hoped and prayed for a son to grow into a godly man. Together your dad and I worked hard to instill values and habits that…

By Mirm March 4, 2022 1