Story 1- Hug Me, Kiss Me

Jan 26, 2019 / Non-Fiction
Hug Me, Kiss Me As the months passed, I became more and more appreciative.  I was lucky, really lucky. It may sound silly, but I’m being honest.  I’m a married man, and coming home to my wife is the greatest thing ever—it’s the something . . . the someone.      For years, I feared making a commitment to her. I wanted things to be perfect for the one person on planet Earth I love most, but my life wasn’t in order the way I wanted it to be when we finally did get married.  In f

Story 2 – Farm Boy

Jan 26, 2019 / Non-Fiction
  Farm Boy   ****  An angel     All I remember was laying in the hospital bed and seeing four nurses in white watching over me. I knew my wife Nancy was near, but I don’t know how I knew it. My body felt like it was floating, but I didn’t know where it (or I) was going.  I had been warned by a few locals about my surgeon and his reputation.  His diagnosis was I needed a gallbladder operation. Being that I wasn’t a drinker and had no history of any organ trouble, n

Story 3 – Married Late

Jan 26, 2019 / Non-Fiction
Married Late (Why I Love You)   Recently I had the chance to look back upon my life and think about the people that I am so thankful to, the people who have made my life wonderful.  Although many made my list, this story is about the two ladies in my life that I met in my thirties, my wife Terri and daughter Lindsay.  This story is a work in progress, after all, as I’m still alive, learning, and doing well. Choosing where to start this story was easy.  It started with when I was pre

Story 4 – Never Alone

Jan 26, 2019 / Non-Fiction
Never Alone     Prelude    This is my story of learning how to communicate my true feelings to my wife.  Since that special day, I realize that I was never alone.        ****   As a Chinese man, I was taught many good traditional values about family, marriage, and children, but I had one struggle in my life that could have destroyed everything.  My marriage and my relationship with my daughter used to be a bittersweet story. Now it is much better.    

Story 5 – Heavenly Made, & Happily Together

Jan 26, 2019 / Non-Fiction
    Heavenly Made, and Happily Together   Prelude     “Love is not a word we Chinese people usually talk about openly, instead, we save it until a very big moment. I think that right time to share some stories of my love is here. “ Anonymous   ****    I am sitting in my home. It’s been almost four years since we had the wedding party. My wife Elaine is playing with our daughter, Eva, who is three. I try to convince myself that I’m not the romantic t

Story 6 – Don’t Jump

Jan 26, 2019 / Non-Fiction
  Don’t Jump   Prelude   Life always brings good and bad times.  When standing near a cliff, one person thinks, “If I jump, maybe it will stop the pain.” But on another day, that same person thinks, “The glory of God!”  This story is about both.    ****     My family life is most important to me now. It wasn’t always this way. As a young man, the rules about how to be a good family man were never clear, so when we started having children, my lif

Story 7 – She’s Mine

Jan 26, 2019 / Non-Fiction
  She’s Mine   Prelude    I often call myself a Pacifist Marine. I joined the Marine Corp to avoid the draft because I knew I couldn’t kill another human and didn’t want to be on the front lines. It worked. After a short time in active duty, I was still collecting benefits without causing any real harm. I think the government liked having me because I had a hell of a temper -- I almost killed someone who lived in my community during my teen years -- but more on that to

Story 9 – My Wife Really Does Love Me!

Jan 24, 2019 / Blogs
  “Either my wife is not too smart, or I am missing something. Why on earth did I marry her?” I used to say this too myself during our early years of marriage. Things have changed since then.    *** I am sitting in my backyard watching my son, Emerson, play. Every now and then, he runs to me and gives me a kiss on the cheek and runs back to play, giggling all the way.  Often, I get up and play with him, but today I am just sitting and watching. Our family time is great, but it wasn