My Sister’s Peeper

When sisters are 18 months apart, there are two options as to how their relationship is going to operate: 1. They share clothes, friends, and secrets. The older sister passes on homework assignments, life lessons, and dating tips to the younger sister. 2. The younger sister grabs a friend and spies on the older sister…

Happy Birthday, Isaac

Five years ago he was just a fellow intern at the Dolphin Research Center. I wasn’t looking for a relationship, in fact I had just gotten out of a relationship and was ready for some freedom, fun, and relaxation in the Florida Keys. One day at work he came out of the closet (no pun intended) wearing…

Liam’s Dedication

Today my nephew Liam will be dedicated at my sister’s Church in Northern Virginia. I am not able to make the trip there, but I wanted to share the letter that Charlotte and her husband have written to Liam for the occasion. It is such a beautiful expression of a mother and father’s love for…

I Guess He Likes It, Cause He Put a Ring On It!

In September of 2007 I began an internship at Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys. I quickly bonded with all of my internship buddies, and one in particular. Isaac Perry was his name. He was hilarious and I felt like I had known him my whole life, not just a few weeks. After an…

Love of a Child

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! –1 John 3:1 This past weekend, after much anticipation, I met my new nephew, Liam. This 7 pound squirming little human made my heart happier than I can ever remember. He slept in my arms…

Thanks, Dad!

Happy Father’s Day, Pops! Thank you for…. Attempting to style my reckless hair every morning on both of our cross country road trips and listening to the “Silly Songs” tape on repeat for 3,000 miles each way Not turning to cannibalism and eating me when we got stranded in a blizzard on the Donner Pass…