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.
Since the very beginning, I saw that she was more mine than the other two were. Oh, they love me, of course; they adore me absolutely. I am their sun as their days and their hearts revolve around mine. But the other two, they are their Daddy’s. If I am their sun, he is their shooting star, … [Read more...] about the sacred work of no space
Our babies were wrinkled and tiny and new and now they’re not. Our babies were little and dependent and ours and now they aren’t. We don’t know when it changed, all we know is that it did. It’s like the plane engine humming throughout a flight yet you only realize how loud it was in the air … [Read more...] about dear kindergarten mamas