Posts Tagged as gift

A Powerful Valentine’s Day Gift

The contractors we hired to frame our tiny house finished up their work last week. It’s an indescribable feeling to see it finally take shape and look like a house – door, windows and all. Because the project is so particular (every inch matters), Melissa and I spent as much time ...

The Gift of Time

This weekend, we celebrated my mother's 80th birthday with a party at my niece's house. My siblings and in-laws who live nearby did a beautiful job orchestrating the day to be just what Mom wanted -- a house filled with her family and close friends, beautiful flower arrangements, delicious food, ...

What Is Your Love Language?

My face is washed. My teeth are brushed. My contacts are nestled into their little, plastic home. I'm ready for some shut-eye. I walk into my bedroom and notice the water bottle on my nightstand. "Dammit," I think. "I forgot to freshen my water when I was downstairs." Melissa notices my shoulders ...

Mail a Little Love

It’s a beautiful day as I walk across campus to the mail center. I enter the code and unlock my mailbox. There’s a green slip inside. This can only mean one thing – I have a package! I bring the slip to the counter, and the girl passes me a big, ...

“You’re So Lucky!”

receive my email and see a note from a local radio station. "Enter here to win tickets to a private, acoustic performance by the band fun." Sure! Why not? I love their music, and how cool would it be to see them in an intimate setting in Boston? I ...

The Gift in Giving

hen I was a little girl, I set up a lemonade stand at the end of the driveway of my childhood home. I can't remember exactly what my impetus was in doing so. I think it was simply a fun thing to do with my friend, and I liked the idea ...

What a Wonderful Gift

A few years back, my father started a tradition of presenting each of his seven children with a letter on Christmas Eve, highlighting significant events in that child’s year as well as in his own. It's such a treat when we are all beckoned to the dining room to receive ...

Right Place at the Right Time

For those of you who know me, it’ll come as no surprise when I say I’m not a huge fan of camping – I’m more of a “serve-me-breakfast-in-bed-resort” versus a “build-your-own-room-and-sleep-with-bugs” kind of gal. However, Melissa loves the outdoors and really enjoys camping, and since relationships involve compromise, compromise I ...

A Gift from the Watch Graveyard

Does everyone have one? A box or a drawer filled with watches whose batteries have long since died? I forget about mine until I go to choose a watch to wear, always to find my only option is gold. What’s a girl to do if her outfit calls for a ...

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