A Love Like This

I love the blank slate of a new year. Every year since I was a kid, I would write all my new year’s resolutions in a fresh new journal. Every year was a blank canvas and every year, I felt like the universe was giving me permission to do-over, try again, and start fresh. And every year has felt like the year I was finally going to get it right. This would be the year that I would stick to my goals, check off my to-do’s, accomplish all

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A Love Like This

I wanted so badly to write a really upbeat, encouraging post this week. You know, something about how the sun is shining and the leaves are turning colors and God’s awesome love and all that. But I need to be real, sisters: I just don’t have it in me.

You see, while I was busy doing who knows what, my semester at seminary has come screeching to it’s end and all the papers I thought I had so much time to finish are suddenly due. All. At. Once.

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A Love Like This

This week I am hitting a very exciting milestone: we’re halfway through this deployment! Four and a half months behind me and four and half still to go.

It’s officially been 135 days since I kissed my husband goodbye, not that anyone’s counting, right? 135 nights spent alone and morning making coffee for one. There have been days when I’ve looked at the clock and wished time would just fly by, wishing I could snap my fingers and fast forward. Nights when I’ve missed the sound of his

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A Love Like This

I love lists. To do lists, goal lists, grocery lists, you name it. All around my house and in my purse and at my desk at work there are notepads and little journals and old bank statement envelopes with lists scribbled all over them.

Lists make me feel organized and efficient. They help me clear my thoughts. I write to do lists for the next work day so that I’m not frazzled the next time I get into the office with which tasks need to be done. I

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