When Hate Upturns a City…

What do we do when hate seems to be winning? I’ve been completely overwhelmed with sadness, anger, and fear over what happened this past weekend in Charlottesville. I was in shock for so many reasons, but one being that my husband and I had just spent a relaxing, peaceful weekend away from home in CharlottesvilleContinue reading “When Hate Upturns a City…”

Storm Clouds Over 26

 As another year of this crazy, awesome, unpredictable, scary, exhilarating thing I call my life comes to a close, I’m left feeling speechless and amazed once again as I watch the glowing flames melt the shining wax on twenty-six birthday candles. I can’t say I felt this way even twenty-four hours ago as I stalkedContinue reading “Storm Clouds Over 26”

Your Love Will Change the World

The world is dark The world is cold But you are bright And you are bold. You’re sunshine, kindness, Color, light, Amid this hollow Calloused fight. You’re life, you’re love, Your presence gives Us confidence That good still lives. You’re innocence, You’re truth and peace, As candor falls And treaties cease. Among the chaos YouContinue reading “Your Love Will Change the World”

The first time I saw you again

The first time I saw you again, everything changed. It was the first of many laughs, many smiles, many stories, many memories. It was the start of something greater than I could have ever imagined. It was the first day of a new life: my life with you. Who would have guessed that the firstContinue reading “The first time I saw you again”

Let Us Not Forget Our Friends

Let us not forget our friends We’ve lost over the years. The world cries, yet through the cost of you You’ve calmed our hurt and fears.   You’ve cried for us, and fought for us So now we cry for you Your memory preserved in turn For what you’ve had to do.   It wasContinue reading “Let Us Not Forget Our Friends”

The blessing of twenty-five birthdays.

As another year of this crazy, awesome, unpredictable, scary, exhilarating thing I call my life comes to a close, I’m left feeling speechless and amazed as I watch the glowing flames melt the shining wax on twenty-five birthday candles. Here, I feel the need to pause and take in this beautiful moment in time surroundedContinue reading “The blessing of twenty-five birthdays.”

100 Miles to Healed

Running was my first true love. It was the first thing that had ever made me feel like my life had meaning. Running was what made me realize that there were beautiful things to be discovered, there were reasons to work hard and push myself to my limits, and reasons to test my strength andContinue reading “100 Miles to Healed”