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
The middle one of my three turned four-years-old on Monday. Ellie and I have been counting down for weeks; we built a paper chain, had the birthday list written out, invited friends over to help celebrate, did all of the things to anticipate a birthday such as this with all of the right … [Read more...] about How I changed from a tightly-wound, discontent mom to a soul encourager
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