Drowning In Love

Drowning In Love

The first time I felt it was in kindergarten.

I can’t remember the exact exchange, but I know I left wondering if it was true. Was it possible, parts of me weren’t lovely? Then in middle school, I was the girl who loved Jesus, and that wasn’t cool. That girl, who really suffered from her own insecurities, made sure that no one else liked me either.

And I started to believe them.

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10 Years Down, Forever to Go

10 Years Down, Forever to Go

We got away just the two of us for a week in paradise. 

We had these big plans when we were newlyweds that our tenth anniversary we’d go to Hawaii or someplace like that. But then life happened. We paid for several rounds of infertility treatments, two adoptions, lots of unexpected medical procedures for Micah and before we knew it, Hawaii just wasn’t going to happen.  

But it didn’t matter to us. I know this sounds cheesy, but just give me this man, a beach, a book, and fruity drinks and that’s my paradise. So we took our thousandth cruise to the Bahamas and loved every single sun-kissed second.

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Dear Teacher,

Dear Teacher,

Dear Teacher,

I hope you’ve had a great summer! It was so great to meet you today and put a face to the name I’ve been praying for all summer. You see, I’m not used to being on the other side of the table. I sat in your chair for so many years, excited to see the little faces staring back at me, and watched as their parents wrung their hands as they shared every detail of their child’s life.

I didn’t understand then, but I do now. Now that I’m on the other side of the table.

Remember in school, when they taught you that every child is different and learns in different ways? Remember how you learned all of those strategies to reach every learner? Can you promise me you’ll remember those this year?

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