The Miracle of Us

Marriage isn’t easy. I don’t want to burst any bubbles out there, but what begins as a miracle of seemingly chance encounters and that sudden knowing that this person is the one, takes some work to maintain. At the start, that person, who you swear you’ve always known somehow even though you’ve only just met, … More The Miracle of Us

Cricket Anyone?

Another excerpt from “The Miracle of Us: Confessions of Two Online Daters” Brendan and I sneaked off without kids to watch a cricket match… It appealed to my sense of adventure to leave at bedtime for a night out. I grabbed Brendan’s hand as we went outside to the car. “Isn’t it fun to sneak … More Cricket Anyone?


I confess that writing a blog while writing a book on the same topic is a little tricky especially when they aren’t exactly coinciding. My blog is ahead of my book, but I realize I’ve left parts out…crucial parts, and I tend to feel tempted to go back and fill in the blanks. For those … More Relationships

It Only Gets Better

By the time we had Brendan’s police report, medical clearances (sealed in unopened envelopes), birth certificates, death certificate, copies of current passports and the copied stack of all the original application paperwork, we only had a few weeks left until our wedding. We had booked airline tickets for Brendan and the kids because we felt … More It Only Gets Better

Miracles Happen…Immigration Still Continuing

A week after we found out that Brendan’s police report would take 6-8 weeks, which would be 1-3 weeks past our planned wedding, Brendan decided to call and check on the progress anyway. Turns out, a clerical error had caused his paperwork to be misplaced. Could things get worse? Initially, it didn’t seem like it. … More Miracles Happen…Immigration Still Continuing