Our Seventh Year

  God, pour water on thirsty land and let streams flow on dry ground. Let us be more grateful after this year. Remind us that your loving kindness has no strings attached. You bless because you love, not because we’re good. Reset us, our marriage, and our family. Remind us why we married each other … Continue reading Our Seventh Year

Dear Brooklyn

Dear Brooklyn, I’ve wanted a daughter since I was a little girl. I remember walking into your ultrasound trying to convince myself that you were going to be a boy so I wouldn’t be disappointed. I asked at least four other nurses to double check, knowing if and when I allowed my heart to trust … Continue reading Dear Brooklyn

Practicing Presence

I took a significant break from social media recently and to be honest, I’m not really sure how to come back.  I’m a reader. I am always reading a few books at a time and fiction is my favorite thing to fall asleep to each night. Reading helps my brain escape the constant analyzing thought … Continue reading Practicing Presence

Redefining Rhythms

The other day, for the first time in three years, I sat in a new coffee shop down the street, by myself, drank tea from a mug and opened a book. It took a morning of convincing to get out of the house because I’m quick to trust my expectations and feared disappointment and a … Continue reading Redefining Rhythms

Our Sixth Year

We packed a bag with sweats and toiletries and headed out to celebrate our sixth year. It felt fitting, this simple celebration. We got massages, ate at the bar of our favorite Mexican restaurant, and watched our current binge worthy show in a free hotel room we didn’t have to clean up after. A few … Continue reading Our Sixth Year