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On Marriage and Excuses

I walked into the kitchen. Stumbled rather. I hadn’t had my coffee yet, but I wanted to give my oldest daughter a quick squeeze before she left for orchestra practice and school. I walked into the kitchen just in time to hear my husband say, “Time for the daily search for the keys.”And then he turned around and saw me. […]

31 Days of Letter Writing~ Day 2

A letter to my husband of 15 years… Dear Husband,It started during our “Dating Dayes” as we fondly refer to them. We discovered that we love chasing beauty together. It continued when you proposed on a cliff overlooking a gorgeous lake. There was no doubt in my mind that I would say “yes” when you knelt down in the mud […]

15 Year Anniversary

My husband and I are celebrating our 15 year anniversary today. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary with our sweet newborn, Lindsay Elise. On our 10 year anniversary, we went on a trip to Vermont- and I started having morning sickness with our 3rd baby, Gibson Beckett. Today we celebrate with another newborn, Ainsley Rose. Every milestone in our marriage […]

"We’re Going Upside Down!!!"

Sixteen years ago, my fiancé at the time accepted a youth pastor position at a small Baptist church in the suburbs of Chicago. One of the first students that we met was a fiery redhead named Jen. Over the seven years that we served at that church, Jen and the other youth became like family to us. We have countless […]

Five Minute Friday~ Cherished

When you’re afraid of waves crashing in on you,  or of days with ever setting suns, My love will not be enough. When you feel your feet slipping down into the deep and you’re looking for something to stand on, My love will never be enough. But when in those times you need an ear to listen or a hand […]