On preparing to be a parent [and the things we just can’t prepare for]

I am less than 3 weeks away from our due date. This amount of time feels both super close and terribly far away. Both exciting and terrifying. Baby bird [who is a boy--for those of you who only follow the blog] is kicking and moving and our midwife keeps calling him a little peanut because …

On making life decisions in marriage [and how God always has what’s best for both of you]

I buried myself in the couch cushions, listening to the rain outside the window. A grimace on my face, I wiped tears from my cheeks and stared out at the gray, dark sky. At least it isn’t snowing. Sticking my feet further in to the crease of the couch cushions, I reached down and pulled …

On my messy car and my messy heart [and the messiness of marriage]

In an attempt to reflect on our first year of marriage, I’ve been scratching out a few thoughts on things I’ve learned during these past [almost] 365 days.  *** For the most part, when we go places together, we take Geoff’s vehicle. There are several reasons for this. For starters, he has those nice seat …

On how to cook bacon [and navigating who is right and wrong in marriage]

In an attempt to reflect on our first year of marriage, I’ve been scratching out a few thoughts on things I’ve learned during these past [almost] 365 days.  *** Before Geoff and I were engaged, I begged him to take me camping in Red River Gorge, KY. I painted an idealistic picture of us sitting …