Before God and These Witnesses

The days leading up to it were crazy. At one point I said to Tim, "This whole thing is reminding me why I wanted to elope." January 13th came and my stomach was in knots. My husband told me it was just my sympathy nerves, but I think there was also a fear that something... Continue Reading →

I Am Resolved

When the new year looms in December people begin to reevaluate how they spent the past year. We look over the good and bad and decide what needs to change. I think what turned me off to New Years Resolutions was hearing too many people say something like, "Okay, so I really need to stop... Continue Reading →

Five Years Later

Everyone has "are you kidding me?" moments with their parents. One of mine is when my mother told me that she and my father were actively trying to stop me from marrying my husband. Defiance wasn't an option in my childhood home. The severity of consequences for even the smallest infraction left me with a... Continue Reading →

Braxton Hiccup

It was around 6p.m. on August 7th, 2017. I was eating the chili I'd made, watching a soccer game with my husband, and the Braxton Hicks that I've been feeling all day are not going away with water and elevated feet. In fact, they were starting to hurt a little. I looked at Tim. "Honey."... Continue Reading →

I Promise…

I promise to be there for you when you need me. I promise to sacrifice my comforts for your safety. I promise to protect you. I promise to cover you with prayers and love. I promise to do whatever I can to assure you that the love I have for you is real. That may... Continue Reading →

Before and After

This summer, I'm trying to buckle down and get through a complete rewrite of my fantasy novel, Immortal Bond. It's been slow going, not just because of our upcoming bundle of joy, but because of the growth I've experienced as a writer since last summer. I started my rewrite by analyzing my characters in each... Continue Reading →

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