“Pain demands to be felt.” –John Green, The Fault in Our Stars When we decided to go to the Oklahoma City National Memorial, I truly didn’t think much about it. I thought, “we like museums” and “I heard there’s a lovely lawn with some commemorative chairs or something?” “If nothing else,” I thought, “I’ll get … Continue reading Visiting the Oklahoma City National Memorial
We didn't give each other gifts this Christmas, promising that we'll take a road trip soon instead. Well, "soon" turned into a few months later but we finally made good on our promise to one another. When I would tell people that we were using our quick vacation to visit Oklahoma City, most people said … Continue reading What to Do, See, and Eat in Oklahoma City
We got home, dropped our bags, and collapsed onto the couch in a bit of a heap. We invited the cat up for snuggles and ached with the bizarre feeling that comes from sitting in a car for 14 hours—stopping only to use the restroom, eat frozen yogurt, and find a Motel 6. Why is … Continue reading A Generous Heart: New Orleans and Marriage
I first wrote of my love of Valentine’s Day earlier in the month. I believe in love. I believe that it is a powerful and healing force. I also don’t believe that love is only for people who have squishy, lovey dovey feelings at each other. I think that love begets love—in action and in … Continue reading Page 71: Valentine’s Weekend 2016
Here’s the thing—I don’t need to make any resolutions. Did you read my last post?? Enough is going to change in 2016 on its own. Other years, resolutions have been important. This year though, the concept is utterly unnecessary for me.