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On the Baby Stage and Feeling Left Out

One challenge with being in your twenties is that this stage of life often feels like a checklist. You date, get married, have kids, buy a house. Whenever you aren’t doing those things, or aren’t doing them at the same time as your friends, it’s easy to feel left out. Here’s my experience… Whit and… Continue reading On the Baby Stage and Feeling Left Out

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Our Love Story (Part II)

Catch Part I here… Finally the seniors graduated and went off to college, leaving my group of girlfriends without many older guys to pine for. Whit and his friends would come back from college every few months and would spend hours sharing the most unbelievably ridiculous stories from college. I liked him so much, and… Continue reading Our Love Story (Part II)

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10 Years Ago – Our Love Story (Part I)

I’ve seen a few other people share their love stories lately, so I figured I’d do the same… Ten years ago on Valentine’s Day 2007, Whit and I started dating, “officially,” as boyfriend and girlfriend. But of course our story started well before that… My family decided to switch churches from the “seeker” style we… Continue reading 10 Years Ago – Our Love Story (Part I)

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How to Talk about a Secret

There’s something I haven’t talked about in this space, or even with all my close friends, yet. At the end of last year, I was pregnant, and then had a miscarriage. I am a mom. I knew about my pregnancy for two weeks, which 100% overlapped our travels over Christmas break this past year. On January 1 I… Continue reading How to Talk about a Secret

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Miscommunications in the Spirits Section

Was something off with the rest of the world tonight, or was it just us? Before we made it a tenth of a mile from our office, Whit pulled into the Giant parking lot and announced that (I wasn’t just returning my Redbox; he was parking and) he was going to buy some wine. Ooh… Continue reading Miscommunications in the Spirits Section