Hiding from the Holidays

Dear Waiting Heart, Take a deep breath. The holiday season is here. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and chances are you’re on your way to a relative’s house, or relatives are piling into your house, or you’re gathering with your friend group or church — somehow, you’ll find yourself surrounded by happy people who seem to have…

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Who Cares What We Look Like

“Who Cares What We Look Like?” { a case for photo Christmas cards without kids } When fall arrives, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards — if you’re the type that sends them out. { side note: sending Christmas cards is a lost art. I remember when my family would get dozens of…

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30 People, Day 30: My Husband

Shout-Out to Brett, my handsome, long-awaited husband. There are two seasons of my life: before you, and with you. Both seasons have been rich in blessings, adventures, grief, and laughter… but I’d way rather be experiencing all of that with you than without. Waiting for you challenged my faith, grew my patience, and taught me…

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30 People, Day 27: The Girl He Loved Instead

Shout-Out to her. The her of all the sad and angry lamenting love songs… the I’m-jealous-of-her, I-hate-her, why-can’t-I-be-her, what-does-he-see-in-her… yeah, that girl. A shout-out to you, because you stole his heart when I wanted it, but it wasn’t meant for me. You caused me heartache, but you saved me from it, too. That no led me to a bigger and…

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My Almost First Kiss

He was pretty much my best friend. We worked together, had a mutual friend group, and hung out a lot, which progressed to a closer friendship, texting throughout the days, and late-night chats. I hadn’t seen it, but one of our mutual friends ‘tipped me off’ that he had feelings for me, which kinda freaked…

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Hope: my Mother’s Day gift

It’s Mother’s Day. Today (even though I’m working) I’m wearing one of my favorite shirts, because it makes me smile and I feel pretty. Today I’m wearing my necklace I got in memory of my baby. Today I’m reading lots of texts from sweet friends, letting me know they are thinking of me and praying…

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Lessons Learned in a Long Distance Marriage

Hi girls! I’m excited for you to read this post by my long-time friend Andria. Due to job reasons, she and her husband have been living partially long distance for almost a year. Andria’s message is painfully honest but full of hope and encouragement. Read on! This is the fourth post in the Long Distance Love…

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Before You’re Face to Face Again

Today, meet my sweet friend Reagan, who lives on the opposite side of the world from me in Thailand! Reagan is currently in a long-distance relationship, and has some wise words to share about preparing to meet your distanced love face-to-face again.  This is the third post in the Long Distance Love series.    When…

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Don’t Eat the Pop Tart

For today’s post, I want to introduce you to my friend Tessa. Tess is an engineer, a great dancer, and recently started her dream business at Windsor Events… and she knows the challenges of taking your relationship long-distance for a season. Her advice is wise!  This is the second post in the Long Distance Love…

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Openness Across Miles

Today I’m excited to introduce you to Chelsea, my sister-in-law and one of my best friends. Chelsea’s story is unique in that she and her husband Derek had both a long-distance dating relationship and now a partially-long-distance marriage as well. I hope you enjoy her story and the advice she has to share!  This is the…

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