We changed our life (part 4)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Finally, on Sunday June 18 at 3:00pm, my kids had lunch, I had an iced coffee, and I was back at the house to take stock of this chaotic day. I knew I needed to find an auto store to buy some coolant, but first I decided to take … [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…]

Talk to me about Transitions

“You’re shaking. Are you cold?” My husband asked anxiously. I exhaled deeply, the contraction loosening its grip on my body. “No,” I assured him. “It’s normal.” I’m in transition For a laboring woman, “transition” is often the most difficult part of labor. I experienced shaking and sweating as my contractions intensified, crashing down on me … [Read more…]

Letting in the Light

It was a personality test that broke me, a stupid internet quiz. My Myers-Briggs had never failed me before. ENFJ all the way, baby. Every description, no matter the unique context, (“What should you read next according to your Myers-Brigg personality test?” or “What your Myers-Briggs test says about what kind of friend you are?”) … [Read more…]