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that sweet man


Hello, farewell

When my mom
met my now-husband
four months before she died,
she told me I had to
“marry that sweet man”

I resisted, of course;
marriage sucked, and
my mom still didn’t know

Except, years later,
I understand she knew
much more than I
know, even now

As Anthony left
the house earlier,
he joked
that I was lucky to marry
such a man as him

“Not to be smug,” he added,
with a laugh

“Yes, I am,”
I replied earnestly,
“And I told your mom
she raised a good man,
just yesterday”

(And then he
wasn’t laughing,
and that was
beautiful, too)

Anthony has
watched me grapple with
centuries of painful truths
in a couple

He’s supported me
even when he doesn’t
agree with my conclusions,
and encouraged me doing
what I must to
(& change)

He has been
my rock

I don’t know if
I will blog here again,
but I want you to know,
if you take nothing else
from having joined me here,
that the best thing I did
my whole life
was marry

daddy love

With our oldest

daddy littler j

With our youngest

wedding bw


  1. March 31, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Whatever you decide, know that we, all your followers love you. Wishing you the best always, all the love to you and your family! XOXO ❤

  2. March 31, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Ach no, where are you going 😦
    I’m glad though that you found a sweet man to marry. He’s lucky to have you too, because you’re really rather awesome 🙂

  3. March 31, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Oh no, I hope you’re not going for good! Anyway, whatever you decide to do, best of luck!

  4. March 31, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Hi there, just wanted to say thanks. This was great post and I wish you all the best in whatever you choose and whatever life brings your way. I wish you peace ❤️

  5. March 31, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I hope that life treats you kindly – where ever the road takes you.

  6. March 31, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I hope you don’t leave, but I wish you many blessings whatever you decide to do.

  7. March 31, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    That so incredibly sweet. Don’t stop blogging. You belong here too.

  8. April 1, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Oh no I hope you don’t stop writing here, I enjoy your posts! But take care and good luck if you do.

  9. April 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I can feel your love through your beautiful words. I truly hope you stay for I love reading your posts! I hope life is going well with you and your family!❤

  10. April 2, 2017 at 5:12 am

    That’s lovely.

  11. April 2, 2017 at 5:37 am

    We will be here for you should you come this way again. Thank you for letting me come along on your journey.

  12. Holly
    April 4, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Such a sweet post. Love seeing this today.

    I totally get the walking away from blogging, even if it’s just here and even if it’s temporary. ❤ to you and your family.

  13. April 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Nope. Not allowed. This is about me. Did I mention I don’t do well with letting go??? Lol kidding of course, Monster. Kinda. 😉 I totally get the need to switch things up, but if you do leave this WP of yours, I hope you come back now and again to say hi and fill us with more joys from your life. You ROCK, D. Thank you for the gift of YOU. Namaste 🙏🏼🌼❤️

  14. April 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    WP Famiy lol!!!

  15. April 11, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I’m sorry to see you go, but know that I will follow you at your new blog. Just let me know if you create one. Thank you for letting us into your life.

  16. April 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Sweet story, Deborah 🙂
    We can all need a break from blogging, I just hope, that you will be back in one or another way. Wish you all good luck with your life.

  17. April 19, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Ugh, I am so far behind in reading and writing, I’m only getting to this now. I love you, and I support what you choose to be right for you. 💕 I know where to find you, and you should know that you can always find me, as well.

  18. April 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    First this was a most beautiful statement of love for “that sweet man”…and secondly, since it’s 4/28 my assumption is you decided not to continue this blog. I’ve been a bit wrapped up in family matters so I got behind un my social media reading and missed so much apparently. Anyway I will miss your profound and heartfelt posts. Good luck to you, the sweet man and the whole sweet family! ❤ Di

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