4 Jun, 2014

Without Fighting, Is There Any Passion?

Whenever Mara and I write about our commitment to seek to embody virtues like love, patience, kindness, calm, forgiveness, and gratitude (instead of anger, impatience, sharpness, agitation, grudge holding, and bitterness) we always get some people expressing disbelief. Especially when we talk about applying it to difficult moments in your [...]

29 May, 2014

What Understanding Love Does For A Person….

In all of the many tributes and posts and videos that have been shared today in honor of Maya Angelou's life, this one was one of our favorites.  Please find time to listen to it, and consider well its importance. It really is all about Love.

13 May, 2014

Love Story: Thank You For Being My Soul Mate

Dear Readers - after some hiatus from the occasional sharing of some of our Love Letters, we've decided to try to sift through the 500+ pages of emails to yet again share some of our favorite little tidbits. For those new to the blog and unfamiliar with the previous letters, [...]

15 Apr, 2014

True Love

(by Danny) I've been reading a beautiful little book by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, called "True Love", because it was recommended to me by my 18 year old nephew.  He's been on a little journey of his own for the last few years and has been seeking healing and [...]

17 Mar, 2014

The First Annual Love Limerick

 (Image by Creature Comforts) (by Danny) This post has been a year in the making!  Last year, a day or two after St. Patrick's Day, I was thinking about how much fun my work's Annual Limerick Contest was...and that maybe I should try writing one for the blog.   And [...]

14 Feb, 2014

What is Love?

This video is so worth reposting. I just love it. The Girls With Glasses show made this a couple of years ago for Valentine's Day (and they kindly invited us to join in!) Enjoy. And, you know what love feels like to me at this very moment?  A dear, dear [...]

19 Dec, 2013

What To Buy In Ecuador, Part I

Oh me oh my, the goods you can buy in Ecuador are unbelievable.  I wanted to buy more things there  than I have on any of my other travels.  I guess things made by hand - at very good prices - are very hard to resist.  Today I thought I'd [...]

25 Oct, 2013

Things Said in Our IVF Household Lately…

"How is my drug-laced wife?" "Get in here and let me shoot you up." "I am so sorry to do this to you." (It's a bit hard on Danny to stick me with multiple needles every day.  He is SO good at it and I am SOOO grateful every day [...]

9 Sep, 2013

Love Story: Companionship

Danny, Oh my...I am sitting in church.  I am completely convinced that I am the happiest person in this room right now.  I tried ever so discreetly to read your email at intervals during ward council this morning. But it was hard to conceal my smile. My heart is pretty [...]

4 Sep, 2013

Love Story: A True Miracle From Day One

Dear Mara, I couldn't agree more with you...this has felt like a true miracle from day one.  I'll admit that some of the shock of it has started to wear off because every day...and especially after meeting you and finding out you're REAL...it becomes a reality instead of a pipe [...]