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
Hey husband. I finished our carton of ice cream last night while watching the Gilmore Girls. I feel like you should know that. I sat on the couch, the carton and spoon in hand, and finished the whole darn thing without even thinking twice. Then, without even straining my neck, I looked around … [Read more...] about the real, married version of valentine’s day
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.
Twelve years in with this man, and I’m still finding my way. So much about love seems like it should light up the world, ain’t no thing. Sure, some bumps at the beginning when we’re young and new at this and new at being parents and making ends meet but sometimes not. Sure, there are some … [Read more...] about when my husband drove me crazy, i did this instead
He walks in from work and I’m at the kitchen counter, chopping onions and potatoes and handing out carrots to hungry babies who just cannot even wait a single minute longer for dinner to be ready, they are the hungriest they have ever been, ever. He walks up behind me and wraps his arms around me, … [Read more...] about building a real marriage: how to restore the broken pieces