The start…

It has been a FULL 3 years.  I realized that in the deep part of my heart as I read over my journals the last couple of weeks.  That will be another blog post.  I need some more time to marinate on it. As I was reading through my journals, this fell out…   Probably written in 2005 it says… In 2005, I was living in Virginia Beach.  I was in a Doctoral program for Clinical Psychology.  I had spent the year before at Boston College in a Master’s program... Read More

Looking Back and Dreaming Forward…

There is a day and a half left in 2013.  Tomorrow night, I will celebrate with people whom I love and sing a song to which I don’t totally know words.  I will drink champagne. I bought a new shirt.  I will laugh and reminisce.  I will try not to have too high of expectations on the evening so I don’t end up disappointed and annoyed. 2013 was a tough and a wonderful year.  In terms of tough…My Dad got cancer.  My Grandaddy went to heaven.  I have joy for... Read More

Sadie…

I have a friend named Meghan.  She is a gift to me.  She is wise beyond her years.  She laughs with abandon.  She challenges me in love so that I am able to have ears to hear.  She has adventure in her smile and tight arms when the world hurts.  She, truly, is a gift to me. I was blessed to walk with her through the season of deciding with her husband Jacob to have children.  It is an honored place to be…the place of sharing hearts around creating life.  Just under... Read More

JOY and PAIN…

I’ve been thinking lately about the year in which I lived in Boston. I thought it was my toughest year ever.  I was heartbroken, far from home, skinny, depleted and exhausted.  Yet, it was that Spring that I learned that tulips can grow up through snow.  All those brilliant colors emerging out of deep snow banks, and then reaching courageously toward the sky.  It was a miraculous show, especially following the coldest winter I’d ever known…cold both in weather and in... Read More

My Grandaddy…

My Granddaddy passed away this past Tuesday morning.  We laid his body to rest yesterday.  Family and friends came from all over to join us as we celebrated his life. There were laughter and tears, hunting stories and love stories…we all embraced and held hands.  I don’t have words adequate enough to describe who my grandaddy was or how he lived his life.  Lucky for me, my brother is quite gifted at that.  So…below I am placing a link to my brother’s... Read More

Forgiveness…

Last night, at the end of a long and deep spring cleaning day, I decided to do some work on my computer.  With spring cleaning being on my mind, I decided to clean off my computer.  As I was doing that, I found a blog post that I wrote a while ago…not even totally sure how long.  Two years maybe.  It reminded me of how much I love my friend…and how difficult it is to forgive when I’m hurt.  I hope you enjoy it…Oh, and I am still working on forgiving... Read More

UNWRITTEN

My brother has a new novel coming out.  May 7th.  It is his 9th novel. If you ask him which of his novel’s is his favorite, he tells you that he can’t.  He says something like, “It’s like lining up my 3 boys and asking me which one I love the most.”  I have been the same way.  I haven’t had a favorite…until NOW. Being the sister of a writer has its perks. One of them is that I get to read his novels early.  If you are jealous, don’t... Read More

language of letting go…

i have a sweet friend who sent me a day from a devotional that she reads. it is from melody beattie’s book called, “the language of letting go.”  i want to share it with y’all because i think it goes pretty perfectly with the posts about how i have been stepping out.  i hope that i am encouraging y’all to do the same.  here is the excerpt… March 30: Experiment Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too... Read More

part of it is my fault…

well, it’s official folks.  part of it is my fault.  remember those posts where i talked about “where are all the men?” well, i think i am part of the problem.  when i got back from colorado, somebody said to me, “well, it sounds like you were different in colorado.”  i didn’t quite see what he was talking about….yet.  then, i got this email from a friend… Read your blog and saw what you were up to – love it!  Actually,... Read More

delight and comfort…

so, i mentioned in my last post that i have been to 2 weddings in the last month.  if i am honest, i have been IN over 20 weddings (hold the “27 dresses” jokes please…)  i think i could add “professional bridesmaid” to my resume… these last 2 weddings were precious to me.  these are two women who have waited for a man who truly matches them in heart and soul.  due to distance, i had not been able to meet these amazing men until the weekends... Read More

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