Life & Love & Lessons Learned

When The New Wears Off…Way Off

So my husband and I just celebrated our wedding anniversary. Seventeen years married and nineteen years together. For a girl who ran from every commitment ever, that's pretty good, right? That's like...a long time. But it hasn't been without its challenges. When you've been married for a bit, and the novelty of it has long… Continue reading When The New Wears Off…Way Off

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When Things Don’t Go As Planned

I wanted to look pretty. I mean, it's not everyday you have the honor of singing the entrance song for the bride - and not just any bride. My nephew's bride. My nephew, who since birth, I'd considered my own. Because, you know...being an unmarried girl in my mid-to-upper 20s, it was pretty clear, he… Continue reading When Things Don’t Go As Planned

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Dealing with Surgery and the Aftermath

Last year my mom underwent foot surgery. My dad handled it like a champ...chimp? First, he lost the house keys, after picking her up from the hospital the day she was finally released, and while frantically looking for said keys, left her in the wheelchair at the top of a hill in their front yard.… Continue reading Dealing with Surgery and the Aftermath

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8 Months of Soul Searching…

For those of you who know me, you know I'm a pretty positive person. I'm always smiling. I'm usually pretty happy. I don't often share a tale of woes because I don't really have any. Well, not now anyway. Not anymore. Back in July, I went through something. It shook me to my core. I… Continue reading 8 Months of Soul Searching…

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Love Worth Fighting For

Three weeks before our wedding, my husband was diagnosed with colon cancer. He was just 29 years old. I remember the oncologist telling us to cancel the wedding and our Hawaiian honeymoon, as he would need surgery right away, possible chemo & radiation.  But he was unwavering. "I've waited my whole life for this woman.… Continue reading Love Worth Fighting For