Anxiety and Attitude

We took Olive Oil to the vet today. She just needed a check-up so we could continue her usual dose of anxiety medicine for another year. Yes, she needs anxiety medicine because things like other cats severely upset her, and our usually lovable, sweet cat becomes somewhat aggressive. Taking her to the veterinarian entails of … More Anxiety and Attitude

Receiving Help

I recently read a post from Joy Bennett over at Joy in this Journey called Independence: The False Gospel Destroying American Christianity and it resonated with me because I learned about asking for help about a year and a half ago and it’s been on my mind ever since. I completely agree with her that asking … More Receiving Help

A Painful Admission

I said it the other night. I painfully admitted it to Chad because he was hurting and we were fighting and I didn’t know how to make it better. I can’t make you happy. I didn’t mean I wouldn’t try, that I wouldn’t do everything I can to make him as happy as possible. But … More A Painful Admission


Today is Jen’s birthday. She and our friend Ashley are my best friends after my husband. We grew up together and have so much history behind us. We met in, I don’t know, second grade? By the time we were in fourth or fifth grade, we were best friends. And we had rocky times, as I … More Jen


I have a strange fascination with grief, probably coming from death being my biggest fear– death of someone I love, death of my husband, death for me. It’s somewhat unreasonable how afraid I am of death, considering I am a person who believes that this life is not the end, that there is more, and that it … More Grief

Turning Hate to Love

Have you seen the new Honey Maid “This is Wholesome” campaign? It celebrates a variety of families sharing wholesome moments together. Unfortunately, some depictions of family, particularly the same sex couple, have been highly criticized. Honey Maid has received many negative comments about the campaign, saying it’s not wholesome but unacceptable. Honey Maid responded beautifully. … More Turning Hate to Love

My Father-in-Law

I met my in-laws for the first time about six weeks after Chad and I had been dating. We were studying abroad together in France our junior year of college, and his family came over to visit for Christmas. I met the whole family at once: Chad’s parents, his older brother and sister, and his brother’s … More My Father-in-Law