Author Archives: A Silver Garden

About A Silver Garden

I am all things (wife, mom, sister, daughter, housekeeper, gardener, friend, employee, teacher, student, mentor, intern, leader, follower, disciplinarian, judge, jury, witness, victim, advocate, reader, writer, believer, sinner, blessed, and a child of God), yet, I am nothing. I am a work in progress on a mission though. The mission is me, and the road is rocky sometimes, but the rewards are definitely worth it. Just walk with me.......

Road Rage- why??

True confession – I do not understand road rage.  I just don’t. Why are people angry on the road?  Impatient?  Rude?  Irrational? The real truth is that I probably cause some of it – because I am patient, considerate, and … Continue reading

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Savoring My Darkest Day — A Silver Garden

John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Some memories are so distinct. The clarity is so crisp and real that you can relive every moment, feeling, smell, and sight. Your senses come … Continue reading

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Celebrating My (restored and much better) Marriage

Our third anniversary is this month, although, not that long ago I would not have even believed that it would be possible to be married again after a divorce.  I would have said it was even less likely to be … Continue reading

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The Impossible Made Possible

Yesterday was a good day, but it was also bittersweet.  We celebrated the life of a man I had only known for about 3 years.  But, in those 3 years, he was a huge part of mine and my husband’s … Continue reading

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From Sirach 25: 1-6

There are three things in which I take special delight—things that are beautiful to the Lord and people alike:[a] brothers who get along with each other, neighbors who are friends, and a married couple who are happy together. 2 There … Continue reading

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Speed Bumps Along the 12 Steps

Caution: The road to recovery, any recovery, is not a fast lane.  There are no quick fixes or fast cures to healing hurts, repairing broken pieces or restoring hope and joy.  I have discovered that there are frequent forks in … Continue reading

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Whose Side Are You On?

“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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Just Say No to Assumptions

“assumptions are the termites of relationships”  ~ Henry Winkler

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12 Steps to a Marriage Recovery Update

It seems that there is a 12 step recovery or support program for just about anything these days.  I searched online, my trusty “google” search bar and found much more than I bargained for.  12 steps aren’t just for friends … Continue reading

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Marriage Prescription: “Date Night Questions”

Thanks be to God, our journey continues towards our relationship recovery. I already discussed last week’s session in my previous blog, but I forgot to mention that we had a new homework assignment to look forward to for this week. … Continue reading

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