This little light of mine

I used to think that I was destined for greatness (yes, this is embarrassing to admit). But in the beginning, didn’t we all? Be honest. You thought you were going to change the world. Whether you were going to become an astronaut, or a policeman, or a doctor, you had big dreams. Anyway, I have…

Live your life

“I feel like everyone we know is out here chasing their own version of the American Dream and you and I, baby we’re just living our lives”. This sounds like a line out of a country song, doesn’t it? It’s not. D said this to me when we were on our way home from our…

What I Didn’t know

****WARNING: THIS IS A SAPPY POST. YA GIRL IS IN HER FEELS TODAY..**** YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!   Last night, after all of the household chores had been done and Lee had been put to bed, D and I climbed into our bed and turned on the television. D scrolled through Hulu for a minute…

A Sunday Adventure

Yesterday, around 11:30 A.M., I was standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes left over from breakfast when I was surprised by a loud “thud”. I turned the water off and leaned back so that I could see through the kitchen doorway. Suddenly, Lee’s bedroom door swung open and he came running out crying and screaming,…

Farewell old friends

When Lee first started walking, and I mean REALLY walking, I bought him a pair of grey and navy New Balance tennis shoes (aka hims tennies). They were too big, but he loved them, so we decided to make them work. Yesterday, 6 months in, after countless wash cycles, the time had come… for new shoes. (Moment…

Waving good-bye to June

Wait, June is gone? Ju-lying! (Yeah, D didn’t think it was funny either.) We did so much in June, it was insane!! D and I had house plans drawn up (thanks Dad!) and took them to a contractor. This was incredibly exciting, however, absolutely terrifying. What is money, even? Where does it come from? Who…

On a Tuesday morning

D had to be at his office at 2 A.M. this morning so that he could, in turn, make it to his jobsite for a concrete pour. He has recently been put in charge of a multi-million dollar bridge project and is, obviously, taking it very seriously. Once I’m awake, it takes me forever to get…

A Letter to My Son

My sweet Lee Thomas, I hope that you always know how loved you are. I hope that you know how badly we wanted and needed you, before you existed. We prayed for you every day. When I first found out that I was pregnant with you, I cried like a baby. I talked to you every…

Marriage 101

In a little over two weeks, D and I will have been married for 4 years. He brought this up in conversation this past Sunday as were driving past the spot where we said our vows. My initial reaction was to stick my tongue out at him and say, “Eww gross, get away from me already.” Since…

Morning Troubles

When I walked into Lee’s bedroom this morning, he was standing up, leaning against the side of the crib. When he saw me, he threw his arms into the air and yelled, “Mommmmmmaaaaa!”. So, naturally, I leapt across the room in a single bound, lifted him out, and squeezed him hard against my bosom. I had my…