I just finished Netflix’s new series, 13 Reasons Why, and I’m feeling inspired but also incredibly saddened. A couple of years ago (May of 2015, to be exact), I witnessed a man attempt suicide. How’s that for an opening? The year before, I was depressed and had thoughts of suicide myself. Going even farther back, in 2010, […]
Forcing pieces to fit never made a pretty puzzle and relationships, I’ve found, are the same way.
I don’t know many people who are able to say that they even speak to their childhood best friends, but I’m blessed enough that our kids adore each other and will grow up together.
I don’t want her to live a life full of fear, sorrow, and suffering. I want the world to be a better place for her, one that allows me to sleep at night knowing that she’s safe. My only hope is to raise a child who is genuinely good, who not only cares about the world around her, but does something to change it for the better.
This thing was the biggest lemon ever made, not in the sense that it didn’t run properly -that wasn’t the problem- rather, it seemed to be a magnet for destruction.
My entire life changed when I had her and most of the time this isn’t the case, but tonight, I miss my life before. The one where I was only responsible for myself, well-rested, and shaving my legs wasn’t a freaking treat.
I come from a family of completely coordinated individuals with plenty of athletic ability. My brother played basketball, skateboarded & rode/raced motorcycles, my dad rides anything with two wheels, and my mom played softball, basketball, AND she cheered. I participated in cheer, dance, and gymnastics when I was little, but it’s as though God gave […]