We’re driving in the car, running errands, spending our Saturday trying to distract our minds and fill the time when I hear her say from the back of the van, with a little bit of a sigh in her voice: “Mama?” “Yes, baby?” “I forget what he looks like.” “Who?” “Daddy. I can’t remember the … [Read more...] about in which I paint an honest picture of what it’s like to be a military wife
She always looks at herself in the mirror differently than I ever did. I catch her every now and then, gazing at the mirror, practicing different smiles and ways of holding her shoulders back with her head up and a smirk of pride crosses her lips. A smirk of pride crosses Brennan’s face when she … [Read more...] about you are already amazing
The thing is, love is just so big and wide and deep. Love was there in the silence as nothingness swirled in the mist and love was the first word spoken over it all and love is the banner over us and love never left and love is what came down to show us what love looks like with flesh on. Love … [Read more...] about hey girls? love is big enough.
Mama, I see your owie. We're sitting in the van, her seat right behind mine. My cancer scar sits just above the neckline of my shirts, so if my hair is up in a top knot (every single day) my scar is right there, uncovered. As she's sitting behind me and I adjust positions, she notices … [Read more...] about the scar
I sit on the floor with my baby, my 9-month-old, purple paci in her mouth, early morning hours. The carpet is bare except for a few stray toys that fit in the van as we drove, movers later bringing the rest of our household goods. She woke early today. I lean against the wall, coffee in hand … [Read more...] about to my girlfriends in this crazy season of life, a love note
My babies and I rise and fall to the very same breath. We wake together and play together and work side by side together. We color and we build forts and we explore the backyard. We read and dance and create and jump and do it all again tomorrow. Our days are everything and nothing all at … [Read more...] about discovering god on the bathroom floor