Dear Sisters

Happy Siblings Day to my three beautiful sisters. I’m not gonna lie, I think the whole idea of “siblings day” is a bit lame, but you know what’s not lame? Having you three as siblings. You have enriched my life beyond belief and I pray that someday my children are blessed with siblings as wonderful…

Baggage

One of the reasons I started a blog was to keep track of life.¬† It blows by and so many memories, stories, and moments get lost in a sea of bigger and seemingly more important moments. I want to remember the little things, not just graduation ceremonies, weddings, and funerals. I decided to write about…

Misery

Mark Nepo: The Book of Awakening If peace comes from seeing the whole, then misery stems from a loss of perspective. We begin so aware and grateful. The sun somehow hangs there in the sky. The little bird sings. The miracle of life just happens. Then we stub our toe, and in that moment of…

The Valentine’s Wait

Valentine’s Day has never been one of my favorite holidays. It has always been about waiting. In elementary school, I waited for a secret admirer’s special valentine to magically appear on my desk while I was at recess. It didn’t. In high school, I waited outside the weight room for my long-time crush to emerge…

My Favorite Fight

Isaac and I don’t fight a lot, we got that out early on in our relationship. Even then, we never went at it the way I have with past boyfriends. The reason is probably because at the beginning when we would disagree about something and I would start to BLOW UP at him (it was…

Flip A Coin

“When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for.” The first time I heard this quote, I fell in love with it. As a…

Flawed (only sometimes I’m not perfect)

“What is your worst quality?” The question feels like one you are asked in a job interview, where your answer is something carefully crafted and practiced in front of the bathroom mirror. Your answer to this question sounds like a flaw on the surface, but it is really designed to make your interviewer see what…

An Interview With My Mother

No, it’s not Mother’s Day. Yes, this is an interview with my mother. Why? Because she is funny and has some good perspective on life. She raised four daughters and lived to tell about it. She once had major brain surgery because my sisters and I literally made her lose her mind. Okay, not really.…

Redefining “Mother-in-Law”

When my friends tell stories about their terrible mothers-in-law, I laugh and pretend to understand their pain. I can¬†commiserate, as I also have some difficult people in my life, but my mother-in-law, Virginia, just doesn’t happen to be one of them. With all of these mother-in-law horror stories, I have to wonder, how did I…

Facebreak

One week ago I decided to deactivate my Facebook account. This may seem like a meaningless action to many, but it was actually a pretty big decision for me. For seven years now, I have logged onto this crack-like website every single day to see what my “friends” have been up to (read: stalk the…