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When the Cookies Come the Day before Your Anniversary

We are celebrating four years. Four years of life together, of life shared between two hearts under one roof. Life filled with margaritas on Thursday nights and fights over the single sink in our master bathroom (still). Texts throughout the day about cars and songs and troubles. Hugs in the kitchen that can’t last long enough and quick kisses as we squeeze past each other in the laundry room on the way out the door. Arms that grow numb holding babies that won’t fall asleep, and the knowing nod from across the room that we’re doing ok in spite of it all. Meals shared across the table, in the living room, on the floor, on boxes, in front of the T.V., outside in lawn chairs and in the bed of your truck.

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piles of mercy

I walked through the door into our bedroom and saw the pile. It was my husband’s pile and I shook my head feeling bitterness that it was still there. I think socks must breed in the drawer and then give birth in their dirty piles. It didn’t matter that I had my own growing stack […]

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Jake’s Valentine Prayer

Jake and I have continued to realize how different we both are in regards to our love languages, our sentimentality, our ideal gifts, etc.  for Valentines this year he really showed me love well. Even if I weren’t sentimental and love words, this gift should mean the world to me because it shows how lovely […]

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