Your Lasting Story Blog

To help you write your lasting story, this blog includes personal stories that hopefully will inspire you to tell your own!


Finding Your Unique Life Balance

Finding Your Unique Life Balance

At the Golden Globes earlier this month, Glenn Close said, "We are women and nurturers . . . we have our children, and our husbands if we are lucky enough, our partners, whoever, But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams."  This resonated with many men and women who were watching.

Keeping Time In A Bottle

Keeping Time In A Bottle

For some reason, everything that happened that evening is stamped on my memory: Shelling the shrimp Barbara brought, setting a strip of aluminum on a hot grill, and grilling the shrimp while drizzling it with garlic butter.

An Icy Reception for Winter

An Icy Reception for Winter

I feel like a traitor to the Midwest writing this, but I don't like Winter.

Remembering a Lost Loved One

Remembering a Lost Loved One

Whenever my kids had a birthday coming up, my aunt would find out what they wanted, and finding those gifts became her mission in life.

I Hope You Dance

I Hope You Dance

My Mom loved to dance, and was super good at it.  But after marrying my Dad, she had to dance by herself 

Are the Gifts You Give Truly Personalized?

Are the Gifts You Give Truly Personalized?

I included it in his Travel Book because astronomy has been a hobby of my husband's since high school. 

Father Doesn't Always Know Best

Father Doesn't Always Know Best

Suddenly, I heard a long, deafening horn blast coming from our starboard side! An enormous container ship loomed directly above our tiny sailboat.

This Time, With Feeling: Telling Your Heritage Story

This Time, With Feeling: Telling Your Heritage Story

Mom and I also loved Broadway shows, and she started taking piano lessons when she was 65.

The Things We Do For Love

The Things We Do For Love

this cameo survived World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, and decades more...

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

One story I'll definitely include in his Lasting Story birthday book is this one. And I'll preface it by saying that my husband's sentimental side makes me fall in love with him all over again.

Do Your Photos Tell Only Half the Story?

Do Your Photos Tell Only Half the Story?

We ran into some gigantic granite rocks that we had to hop over like billy goats! I have no idea how hikers climb over some of those babies.

How I Got Engaged On A Low Budget

How I Got Engaged On A Low Budget

I can tell you from first hand experience that having a tiny stone in your engagement ring doesn't doom your marriage to failure.

Do Written Stories Belong In Your Wedding Album?

Do Written Stories Belong In Your Wedding Album?

Weddings are a special occasion where love and emotion are in the air. The bride and groom's happiness is tangible, and they can also preselect photos for their album that best capture the celebratory mood.

What Can Compare to Good Friends?

What Can Compare to Good Friends?

Having good friends is a little like having a good marriage - they know all your quirks, they let you vent, and they know that your wedding ceremony only lasted three minutes.

When Chance Encounters Change Your Life

When Chance Encounters Change Your Life

Isn't it strange how acquaintances who pass through your life can have a lasting impact on it?