The news.

THE WHY? THE WHAT? THE HOW? Sometimes life is funny. Actually it’s hysterical. Honestly even making the big announcement, even though many of our close friends and family already know makes me feel extremely vulnerable, because what IF something does happen. Here I am- right where I was 6 years ago and even worse 2 years…

I'm on year eleven. 11 years. I can't even relay to you how eleven years feels impossible, yet so quick and so long all at once. Life without her has continued, just as she promised it would. Life has not been easy or smooth since her passing. Maybe it was harder when she was here…

Labels.

When I was 8, I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Pembroke, Virginia. Throughout my life I have been named or called the following because of this religion: LAME. STUCK UP. STICK IN THE MUD. BITCH. POLYGAMIST. CULT MEMBER. When I was in Elementary school I didn’t have a…

Refocus.

When I was 22, fresh out of College, I had BIG plans. I was getting married the same summer, my husband was pursuing a masters degree, and I was ready to work for a bit and then tackle the wonderful wild life of motherhood. My parents would live forever and all would be well. I…

The Spare.

This past year has brought a lot of ups and downs. It was a good year for the most part. I have nothing to complain about. Life is good. The ole' Cubbies even won the World Series.....who saw that coming? I mean, let's face it I do have some of my Uncle's blood rooting for…

Just Don’t Stay There….

In 2006, I moved to Harrisonburg ( Bridgewater) area with Brandon. We lived there for about a year. During that year, I met so many wonderful people. If you aren't familiar with  Harrisonburg, you would not know that a large sect of religion is Mennonite. We had an apartment on Bridgewater College's campus ( all…

Skipped.

  When I was a kid, I played UNO with my Mom and Brother. I can remember sitting at our kitchen table and laughing when I skipped her on purpose. I always felt a tad guilty, because I did that to my own mother. She was always a good sport. My older brother would not…