I finally got my ring, ya’ll

One of my favorite topics when I was teaching University 101 (aka Life Skills) was a class on money. I passed out slips of paper to my student with real-life Money Management scenarios on them about lending money to friends, paying debts, saving, using credit cards and much more. My favorite scenario, however, was THIS … [Read more…]

We changed our life (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 Friday, June 16, was Aaron’s graduation. And Saturday? It was officially “Move to Texas Day,” at least for me and the kids. Aaron flew back to VA early Saturday morning to pack up our moving truck and drive it to Texas. I did not envy him. Of course, I had a … [Read more…]

We changed our life (Part 2)

Part 1 We spent the next few days in Montgomery AL for Aaron’s graduation festivities. I finally got my hug picture. We enjoyed spending time together as a family as we walked around beautiful (and blazingly hot!) Maxwell Air Force Base. The boys loved seeing the airplanes all over base. For me though, as wonderful … [Read more…]

We changed our life (Part 1)

Hey ya’ll. Here I am, in TEXAS. TEXAS, ya’ll! June was one of the craziest, most life-changing months of my life (minus when we brought home newborn twins. Nothing tops that). We closed on our house of 9 years. I packed up the majority of our stuff, all while solo-parenting 4 kids, because Aaron got … [Read more…]

Fourteen Years

I have a vivid memory of a visceral experience of tangible joy, a jolt of happiness in a moment of homecoming. It surprised me because I had only “lived” in Virginia for a semester, but when we drove over the hill and my college campus came into view after 20+ long hours in the car … [Read more…]

When you pray for God to provide

It’s funny how doubt creeps up behind you and latches onto your soul, like dark, silent parasite, draining away your faith. “Is God there?” “Does anyone hear me?” “What is the point of praying?” Prayer is as familiar to me as breathing, but I doubt. I really do, especially when it comes to the gritty … [Read more…]