A Love Like That

What is it that makes marriage work? What makes love last? There are probably a million different answers to these questions. Depending on the marriage, depending on the love. But the only marriage I know is mine, the only love my husband’s. So in the weeks leading up to this day, our sixth anniversary, theContinue reading “A Love Like That”

The Hard Goodbye

Since deciding to make this latest move, I’ve realized that my excitement for this next chapter has been tempered with a twinge of sadness. I noticed that I was dragging my feet on preparing, and as I packed it was with heavy hands and a heavy heart. Even though we felt this move is theContinue reading “The Hard Goodbye”

What Love Looks Like

On this day six years ago, on the bank of a lush green peninsula with the Tennessee River weaving its way around us, my (now) husband nervously dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him. My heart raced. Excited as I was about the expectation of this day, I was stunned in thisContinue reading “What Love Looks Like”

A Love Letter to My Friends

Dear Amazing Friends, I can barely begin to describe the beauty that you bring to my world. When life is busy and the road is winding, each of you provides a beacon of hope and joy. You are the sparks of light along the way that make the journey infinitely more enjoyable. Whether it’s laughterContinue reading “A Love Letter to My Friends”

A Love Letter to my Husband

Dear Handsome Husband, I know this phase of life feels a little tricky at times. I know that there never seems to be enough time or energy or money to go around. I know our days are endlessly consumed with meeting the needs of small children, with little left for ourselves, much less each other.Continue reading “A Love Letter to my Husband”

The First Ten

Today marks ten years since I first met my husband. A decade. A third of my life I’ve now spent with this man. When I think back to that fateful night ten years ago, it feels like the time that’s passed is both a lifetime and a blink. In the span of the last decadeContinue reading “The First Ten”

How’s Married Life? My Messy Beautiful

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Charles Dickens wrote. Though he was referring to 18th Century Europe, he might as well have been talking about marriage. In the seven and a half short (but seemingly long) months since we said our vows, I’ve learned more about myself, relationships, andContinue reading “How’s Married Life? My Messy Beautiful”