All Because Two People Fell in Love

June 12 would have been my parents’ 64th anniversary. Movie star beautiful, they were married when she was just 18 and he was 21. Their love story, unconventional though it … Continue Reading →


    I have wanted to visit Taos, New Mexico since my freshman year at Texas Tech in 1973. Back then, all of the cool kids went to Taos on … Continue Reading →


Her obituary said, “She spent 12 academic years in Denton, where she was an associate professor at Texas Woman’s University, and where she mentored several successful doctoral candidates, with whom … Continue Reading →

An Unbirthday cake

Perusing the pages of Pinterest while on vacation last week, I came across the cutest idea for a cake, and I couldn’t wait to get home to try the idea … Continue Reading →

Letter to My 13-Year Old Self

  My sister Kelly sent out a text to many of the women in her life, asking each of us to write a letter in honor of her daughter Kennedy’s … Continue Reading →

Starry, Starry Night

Daddy’s “good old dog,” Vincent died today. My heart is broken. Vincent had a good,long life. He was a great big pound puppy, who found grace and companionship with a … Continue Reading →

Answering the Call

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.       1 Peter 4:10 I always wanted to be … Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday!

I cannot imagine that 34 years have passed since I became a mother! I know that it sounds trite, but it went by in the blink of an eye. Oh, … Continue Reading →


Dear Friends, This coming Saturday, Mack and I will close one of the most special chapters of our lives…we will be leaving our “beach bum life” and heading back into … Continue Reading →


Gardenia Defn: a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection, and loyalty; a supporter.      Actually, I do remember, in great detail, the exact moments that … Continue Reading →