Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Playing Dress Up

Papa Bear and I had this anniversary portrait made today.  It was such fun!  I think he looks so distinguished.... and resembles the banker in the Monopoly game! :-)

On This Day Six Years Ago

On this day six years ago I did something I wasn't the least bit nervous about... I married my beloved Papa Bear, one of the best men God ever made!
One would think that with my history of three miserable former marriages, that I would be wary of trying it again.  But I had it figured out this time, I made a list of the things those men had in common, then I chose someone who was the complete opposite!   
We were married in a private ceremony at a beautiful Bed and Breakfast in East Texas.  The only ones in attendance were the two of us, the minister, and the two innkeepers as witnesses.  We wanted it that way, intimate rather than a big fancy affair.
Marrying Papa Bear was the best thing I've ever done in my life!  My life has changed so incredibly much in the past six years, and I know that no matter what the years to come bring, we will weather the storms together and continue to celebrate the good times with joy and laughter. 
My story is a testimony to the fact that God doesn't always answer our prayers immediately, and we not only need to be praying but also listening to what He is trying to tell us.  Once I understood the lesson, Papa Bear was there and waiting for me, just as God intended all along.  In my case He most certainly saved the very best for last!  I hope we are granted many more wonderful years to share!
This was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are nervous and note.
If you enjoy writing, come and join us!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Two Shoes Tuesday #97 - Nervous or Note

Two Shoes Tuesdsay
Welcome to Two Shoes Tuesday...  a place for those who love to write!

There are two word prompts to choose from... you can use whichever one inspires you. You are not required to include them both. You do not have to include the prompt word, but please use it as the theme for your post. You are welcome to write a post for each prompt word, if you like. Posts unrelated to either word prompt will be deleted from the link list.

Your contribution must be in the form of an original poem, essay, or short story (fiction or non-fiction), and it must be a new piece - not something drawn from your other writings or archives.

Your link must go directly to your post for Two Shoes Tuesday, and somewhere in the post you must provide a link to Two Shoes Tuesday.  It doesn't need to be big or fancy, just a text or logo link at the end of your post will be fine. You can add a link anytime through next Monday. 

Please take some time to visit as many of the other TST participants as possible during the week, we all love feedback on our efforts!  Feel free to email me at jts.2000@yahoo.com if you have any questions.
The September 23rd writing themes to choose from are nervous and note. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two Shoes Tuesday Prompts for Sept. 23rd

Stories, poems and essays - original fiction and non-fiction 
 Your choice of themes for Tuesday, September 23rd are: 
nervous or note
Find out more about Two Shoes Tuesday here
Put your thinking cap on ~ come and join us on Tuesday! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tread Softly

Tread softly on my heart
don't stomp across with muddy boots
I've worked too hard at clearing dirt away
Don't tell me that I'm still
not good enough to wipe your feet on
You didn't really know me then
you sure as hell don't know me now
My old worn heart may bear your scars
but I assure you it is whole
and I am strong, alive and well
I'm linking up with Brenda at BYG Adventures
where the word we are Pondering this week is "tread" 
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