82 Days: A Message From One Mother to Her Daughter Before She Walks the Aisle

by Kathy Johnston Randi’s blog last week got me thinking about some numbers in my own life. At 18 I married my high school sweetheart, Russ Ulrich, the father of my 3 boys. We were married 16 1⁄2 years when he died. I was a single mom for 2 years before I married my husband Jonathan Johnston. I’ve been married to Jonathan for 21 1⁄2 years. Total years married years is 38. I have 7 beautiful grandchildren! By the time Sophie gets married in August, she will be 19 and I will have had children living in my house for 38 years. But there’s a big change coming because in 82 days my youngest child, Sophie, will be married to Evan Tucker. CLICK ON PHOTO TO KEEP READING...

Holly’s Testimony

As Holly lay in her hospital bed, staring into the face of her eight pound, one ounce son, fierce love consumed her. And it changed everything. Suddenly, the restraining order that kept her husband from witnessing the birth of their child- and the fear and threats that hovered even in his absence- it was all worth the pain…