Monday, November 29, 2010

Post Thanksgiving Post

The holidays have officially arrived and though I didn't post a pre-Thanksgiving blog I had actually started one.

Then I edited it.

Then I deleted it.

So instead here's my post-Thanksgiving post.

Aside from my incredible life and awesome family, I am very thankful for my friends.

And right now I can't think of any one that may have had more reasons to be thankful this year than this one -


< Ms J's Thanksgiving >

(The post was so beautiful I forgot to ask why her turkey is black)

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Over.

My cold is like the last date of a short term relationship.

It’s lingering.

It knows I want it to go.

It knows this relationship lasted far longer than either one of us would have expected.

Ice cubes have turned to water in his glass.

The check is on the table.

He's gathered up his things and said all there is to say.

One foot is out the door.

So why can't you just let me go?

Ok cold, this is it.

For real.

It's over.

You go your way.

I'll go mine.

This was never meant to be more than a weekend thing anyway.

So good luck with... you know, everything.

And hey, seriously?

Let's not stay in touch.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Man. On a Mission.


It's not always easy being married to this guy.




Oh wait, wrong guy.





There he is, that's my husband.

Like any married couple we have our ups.

We have our downs.

Some ups are up for weeks.

Months even.

Some downs are down for well... like the internet, down is down and no matter how long it's down for it really just sucks, right?

And sometimes the ups are just a "what-ever, dear" away from the downs.

But with the grace of God and a lot of love, we always find our way back up again.

Three years ago today we were together on an island, surrounded by the Carribean Sea.

We said our "I do"s with sand between our toes as the sun set in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

We watched the sun rise from a secluded hammock on the beach. 

We sipped cocktails by candlelight.

And now TK is once again on an island surrounded by the Carribean Sea.

Only this time I'm not there.

He's traded the sand between his toes for the blisters on his hands.

Soreness in every bone in his body and showers from rainwater have replaced cocktails and candlelight.

But there's a smile on his face and more love in his heart than he had on the day we were married.

And I couldn't have imagined a more perfect way to celebrate our anniversary.

TK - I am so proud of you and the work you are doing in Haiti. I love you and look forward to being your wife for the rest of my life.
And then some.