A long-running feud exists between Lane and I, and I am claiming neither guilt nor innocence as matters such as these are incredibly complex. Rather, I merely present the facts of a marriage, black and white, you decide. Lane and I graduated high school in 2001. This was a long time ago. All I know … [Read more...] about Building a Love for the Long Haul Even When It Feels Like Too Much Work
We’re sitting at the table in the morning, sun not quite yet up, coffee cups in our hands, waking up slow and gently and together. It’s this togetherness that throws me off, not the waking up early part. Two hundred and thirty days gone and then with the landing of a plane he’s back and the normal … [Read more...] about Love Is Not Losing Your Mind Over the Not Important Things
My doorbell rang the other day, 8:30 am. This is it, I immediately think, This is what I’m wearing when I find out he’s gone. It ended up being a neighborhood kid returning something her mama had borrowed the night before. /// He’s been traveling around the country- not ours, the one … [Read more...] about For the Brave and Extraordinary Ones We Serve Alongside, A Prayer for this Memorial Day
I know, I know, he was late again- didn’t get home until after 7:00 and you were planning on 5:00. And there’s his piles of junk all over the counter. Also- also!- he was falling asleep on the couch right when you needed to talk to him about that important thing. If your husband were around more, … [Read more...] about Hey Wives? This is What Happens When We Finally Let Our Husbands Off The Hook.
I’m gonna get pretty real with y’all here. As if I don’t already. In the terrible moment when I was saying goodbye to Lane for the year, some of the final words I said to him were: I will be faithful to you. Melodramatic? Awkward? I don’t know. But I said it because I needed to. I … [Read more...] about we need to talk about affairs
Remember that time we baked a pie and took it by the river and ate it straight out of the pan with two forks? Or when we climbed the mountain, wine and cheese at the top, you down on your knee with the forever question? Or do you remember grabbing popsicles and walking through the neighborhood as … [Read more...] about a love letter to my husband