My Weekend

Jessica and Michelle are my oldest friends. We have been friends for about 15 years. We’ve lived in different cities since 2007, but have stayed in touch. Jessica and I were pregnant at the same time, and we took belly pictures together. She is due in August with her second, and Michelle’s daughter was born a year ago.

It’s not uncommon for friends to grow apart as they grow up, get married, or have kids, and it’s happened to me a lot. Even though I’ve grown apart from quite a few people, I will always consider them my friends. But by some miracle, the opposite has happened with Michelle and Jessica. We’ve all gone back and forth across the state to see each other more in the last 2 years than we ever have in the past. Having kids and Continue reading “My Weekend”

My Kind of Party

Yesterday was my birthday, and because we had plans for the weekend, I expected to spend the evening watching Downton Abbey and eating Famous Dave’s. And that is what we did for a couple hours, then a car pulled in the driveway. I was so confused because my husband had been very clear about our plans for the evening, and that was that we had no plans. But I opened the door and in walked our best friends and their daughters!!!

Normally if my husband Continue reading “My Kind of Party”

25 Lessons in 25 Years: Happy Birthday to Me!!

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Yep, it’s my birthday! 25 years ago, in a Tennessee hospital, I was born! What a blessing these 25 years have been to me – and I hope to other people as well. I am grateful for my friends and family who have walked with me. I am thankful for Jesus, who keeps my heart beating and calls me to greater things. I am thankful for the love of my life and the son we got to hold for a time. And in honor of me turning 25 and being a QUARTER OF A CENTURY old, I decided to share 25 things I’ve discovered about life (in no particular order): Continue reading “25 Lessons in 25 Years: Happy Birthday to Me!!”

So You’re Sixteen

This day 16 years ago, my babiest sister was born. She was born into a hard time. She never got to meet her oldest sister. The family she came into was full of grief, but there she was anyway. Rebecca Joy. Back then I was just mad because no one else had to share their birthday month with anyone, but now it’s an honor to share February with her. There is so much I love about her and so much I hope for her. I love her tender heart. Even though people tease her for crying during basically any movie, I see compassion. She is incredibly Continue reading “So You’re Sixteen”