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Bridal shower/farewell at Elkhart General Heart Center put on by Sue, my mentor and partner the last 4 years, and an expert at throwing parties. Isn’t this some of the cutest food art you’ve ever seen? Leave it to Susan. Yes, handmade. By our receptionist Jackie… in the picture below in brown on the left. […]

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I was standing this afternoon looking down at a print-out of our marriage license application on the wood-grain counter of the Elkhart County clerk’s office. After verifying that neither of us were mentally ill, the clerk asked us a number of questions, starting with Marnell. “What is your gender?” “Where were you born?” “Where does […]

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So blessed to listen to the choir practicing for our wedding! Made me sentimental about the years I sang with them, and excited about our wedding. Just a snippet… Now a game of cards with Marnell’s parents… Good night!

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Days until wedding: 14 Blessings to count: Aunt Virginia helping me pick out white wedding poinsettias Bridesmaid Kendra bailing me out by making my salad for church tomorrow Friend Barb washing all my Tupperware and Pampered Chef shower gifts. New job taken in Beacon Home Care Co-workers who told me about Varner’s poinsettias. The Varner’s […]

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As I near the end of my career in heart surgery, for the time at least, it occurs to me that perhaps one reason God took me there is that He needed me to be in the ultimate pressure cooker, where I would be forced to grapple with sudden change. “You should really try to […]

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