A Letter to Seasoned Wives

Dear seasoned wives, When that young, googley-eyed, head-over-heels in love, newly-engaged girl runs up to you and exclaims the news of her upcoming wedding, please resist the urge to shoot her down. Sure, she probably doesn’t fully understand that the first year of marriage will be far from bliss. She doesn’t know what it feels…

Love is a Verb

An amazing truth has recently settled around my heart like a warm blanket. It took twenty one years for me to see it clearly. I don’t know if it dawned on me all at once, or just sort of slowly made it’s way in. People show love for others in their own way. They really,…

Going to Bed Angry

Recently Kyle and I got into a heated argument. And to be quite honest, it was over something so miniscule that I can’t even remember why we were arguing. What I do remember is that around 11 p.m. I looked at the clock and realized that we had been fighting for three hours already. My…

My Struggles are Beautiful

I’m a worrier. Anyone who knows me well could tell you that. When I was young I refused to spend the night at friends’ houses. I wanted to stay home because I was in constant fear that something would happen to my family while I was away. In school I’d spend countless hours lying in…