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A story of bountiful luck, grand coincidences, or divine interaction on an intimate level

One thing I always wanted to do when I got married was to create the engagement and wedding rings.I figure that since God gave me the gift of being able to sculpt, that this was a natural conclusion.The last time I got married I didn't have the time, money, or ability to do so.This time I just barely pulled it off, but only because of a series of fortunate events.You see, I've never made a real piece of jewelry before.I don't have the supplies and tools necessary, or the experience.I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do for the engagement ring, and knew a few of the things my fiancĂ© wanted.She likes white gold and solitary stones.I wanted a triangle-cut diamond since that represents something important to me.(It's a picture of man and wife at the bottom corners, and God at the top corner.As the husband and wife get closer to God, they become closer to one another as well.)But I know nothing about jewelry, diamonds, gold, etc.How does one go about buying a diamond, a…
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The ring I made
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Because

Because your faith inspires me.Because you drift through my thoughts constantly.Because your love for my children stands alone.Because you put God's will before your own.Because you put God's will before me.Because our hands fit together perfectly.Because when you aren’t with me I wish you were.Because you wrestle with my kids even when you know you'll get hurt.Because you help me put my kids to bed.Because we are saving our kisses for after we are wed.Because we share one meal at restaurants.Because I can carry you wherever I want.Because us being together is not an accident.Because you really like my parents.Because my parents really like you.Because even when it's hard you tell the truth.Because our love is not based on Eros which always flies away.Because we love what's inside, and that will never fade.Because you skip when you are happy.Because you still do what needs to be done even when you feel crappy.Because I want to grow old and decrepit with you.Because…
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I'm engaged!

How to throw a birthday party

Dear Mr. Knowitall,I am putting on a birthday party for my child.Have any advice?Well, first off let me inform you that I am categorically opposed to birthday parties.Many people don't know this, but the history behind the birthday party is quite dark.Originally a pagan holiday, (Spanish for "Holy Day") it was a celebration of all things vile and wicked.It was so bad that in 492 B.C. Queen Elizabeth the 13th outlawed birthdays due to the baby shortage.The monk Addleburn issued an official church proclamation that outlawed most of the activities commonly associated with the birthday celebration.But the spirit remains unchanged to this day. So that being said, if you still want to resurrect the spirit of a brutal and barbarous tradition that celebrates the blood of slain innocents, then here are some ideas for how to go about throwing a birthday party.The first thing you want to do is take into account the heritage of your child.(This will most likely be the same as yours.…

A year in review

It's my one year anniversary of this blog. (Blogoversary?) I didn't think I'd still have anything to say after a year.Unfortunately, I did.So I thought it would be fun to do a recap.I'm reading over the year and I'll summarize it.(I'm leaving out the extraneous stuff like project ideas, movie reviews, and Mr. Knowitall entries so I can focus on the character arc.) This year has probably been the most amazing year I've ever had.It certainly had the largest spread of emotion for me.My lows were really low, and my highs are really high.The year before I started this blog was definitely harder than this year has been.I had a lost job, a move, the explosion of my family, a LOT of worry over the ex getting custody of our kids.So it had lower lows than this year.But hardly any high-points.Well this year I went through one of the worst winters of my life due to a continual struggle with physical temptation.But this winter set the groundwork for understanding and be…