Category Archives: marriage

Five Minute Friday: NEED

About ten years ago, I dated a boy who told me right off the bat he was codependent.  I had no idea what that meant initially, even as he explained that he “needed to feel needed.”  Our relationship came to … Continue reading

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Day 21/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: GIVE

Day 21 There are some days as a mom and wife when I feel like all I’ve done is give.  Each step of life prepares you for the next.  Going from being single to married requires death to self.  Decisions … Continue reading

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Day 17 & 18/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: GROW & SHARE

Day 17 Day 18 Three years ago, I promised to share my life with you no matter the circumstances through joy and pain. We had no idea the magnitude of our vows until they were tested. I had no constructive … Continue reading

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Day 19/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: BRAVE

Day 19 I used to be brave.  I used to snowboard and hike mountain peaks and enjoy rollercoasters.  And then I became a mother.  The most exhilarating activities I enjoyed seem freaking insane to me right now.  This week, my … Continue reading

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Day 14/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: TRY

Day 14 “Do or do not.  There is no try.”  -Yoda I didn’t get to the laundry today.  I’ll try to get to it tomorrow. I didn’t make cookies today.  I’ll try to make them tomorrow. I forgot to get … Continue reading

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Day 7/31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes 2017: HOLD

Day 7 I, ____, take you, ____, to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. … Continue reading

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Marriage and Declarations of Independence

Just over two years ago, I said “Yes” to my husband Mike as he was down on one knee at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Golden, Colorado.   At that time, Mike was finishing his fourth year fellowship in Minneapolis, I … Continue reading

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