I was riding in the back seat of a friend’s station wagon in the fourth grade the first time I thought that my body wasn’t good enough. We were on our way home from soccer practice, side by side eating oranges and drinking capri suns and I looked down and I noticed that my thighs were wider than … [Read more...] about Is what we’ve been given really good enough? Thoughts on a woman’s body
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 wish you could see it. It’s there, I promise you. But I know you see the dishes in the sink and the toys on the floor and the mismatched outfit that the four-year-old chose herself. You see the ways you haven’t done enough, the ways you aren’t enough, the ways they are too much. You can’t seem … [Read more...] about Dear Discontent Mama, Happiness Isn’t Found Where You Think It is.
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