Remember those old, GIANT phone bills from long-distance calls that lasted for hours? While those may be a thing of the past, long-distance love is still very present. It hit me this morning that I have spent most of my adult life loving long distance. How long have...Read more
Prologue: Why am I about to share something so personal? Because I have seen loneliness beyond myself. I have seen it in you. I have seen it in your eyes. I have heard it in your voice. I know. You know. You have it too. I care. I hurt for you. My heart aches for you....Read more
On July 9, 2011, I said, “I take you, my beloved Jerry, to be my husband. To live with you and laugh with you. To stand by your side and sleep in your arms. To be joy to your heart and food to your soul. To bring out the best in you always; and for you, to be the most...Read more
My grandfather asked me all these years later if I still felt it was the right thing to marry a soldier. The question surprised me. “I didn’t have a choice,” I replied. Of course, literally that is not true. We always have a choice. Yet when I met Jerry Gass, I very...Read more
Thoughts on love straight from the source (in no particular order) – The Holy Bible (ESV): Colossians 3:14 “And above all these, put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8,13 “Love is patient and kind; love does not...Read more
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