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Tweet My engagement ring has been making a strange rattling sound for a few months so I stopped into a jewelry store yesterday on the way to the beach. The kids and I were lathered in sunscreen and they rubbed their greasy fingers all over the glass display cases while I explained my concerns to the owner. “I think it’s loose,” […]



The strangest love letters you ever read

by Lesley on August 14, 2014 · 3 comments

in marriage

Tweet A few weeks ago Jonathan’s parents handed over the last of his childhood things which had been hiding in their garage since we married. Several years ago my parents made a similar delivery and I remember receiving the boxes with about 30% hope (I WONDER WHAT I MIGHT FIND?!?) and 70% terror (When am I going to […]



When you feel unlovable

by Lesley on November 7, 2013 · 32 comments

in marriage,motherhood

TweetOn Saturday night we went to a friends’ wedding, and then, because we’re parents of young children, we left early for time alone. Just the two of us. We walked hand-in-hand down Midtown’s streets, each holding a chocolatey drink from Ginger Elizabeth. His with caffeine, mine without. We stopped when we reached the steps of a […]



The race marked out for us

by Lesley on April 9, 2013 · 13 comments

in marriage,running

Tweet On Sunday I witnessed my first full marathon, and really there’s probably nothing like it other than running one. (Which I’ve yet to do!) It’s been less than one year since Jonathan walked out of his final chemo infusion—nauseated, weak and swollen from steroids. Today he’s a marathon finisher. His feat is nothing short […]



To feel like a kid again

by Lesley on January 30, 2013 · 4 comments

in marriage,travel

Tweet My parents were good about taking time for themselves when my siblings and I were young. Although I’m sure they would have liked to get away more than they did, I remember their diligence in protecting weekly date nights and taking vacations here and there–from Cabo trips with friends to desert weekends and even […]

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