If I tally it up, I’ve spent just under eight years loving you. It’s amazing what two people can accomplish in eight years. For us, it has meant nine different addresses, a combined nine different careers added to our resumes (professional fundraiser & a conductor, anyone?), one deployment, one battle won with cancer, and almost two years of loving one amazing little boy. Tomorrow, I’ve officially worn your last name for four years. Four years spent living and loving to the rhythm of our own beat. It hasn’t always been melodic, but my god has it been fun! Thank you for being my best friend and my favorite sidekick. I love you, handsome.
It has been the kind of weekend that I yearn for. A warm house packed full of friends and growing families and a hearty selection of wine and winter warmers to keep the celebration alive. This Sunday, I’m so incredibly thankful for a new arsenal of memories and a lazy, quiet afternoon to reflect upon them. #blessed
My yoga / work room still needs some work, but my supported headstand has come a long way! Big ups to @melissaroses and @beachyogagirl for keeping my inspired. #yogaeverydamnday
Reading Goodnight Baseball at least four times before bed = ✔️
This little nugget has me hungry for a good adventure.
Where to, babe?
I’m keeping this right here - for those days:
It is not the situations themselves that strengthen or weaken you, but how you create your response to them. This is your greatest power. And no power on earth can take that from you. When you know this you are invulnerable. You are in a place of personal power, it is immaterial whether you live or die, for you have found your spiritual center and recognize, with full certainty, that you are a spiritual being beyond the constraints of time, space and history.
This picture was taken almost four years ago. Before pregnancies and babies and pre-planned moves to Texas. Back when bedtime and last call were practically the same and responsibility was something we only thought we understood. I’ve spent the last ten years (10!) growing up with these ladies.
Every year, when Juniata College opens their doors, I thank my stars that I found my place and my best friends on the first floor of TNT.