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A New Name!

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” I have found the famous quote by William Shakespeare to not always be quite accurate. A name can hold so much power. It can fill you with pride of your heritage or drag you down with...

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Happy Six-Months, My Love!

Happy sixth month anniversary to the love of my life!! I never dreamed marriage could be so sweet, but I guess that‘s what happens when you marry your best friend. ? I’ve absolutely loved our continued traditions of four-hour long coffee dates, spontaneous...

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The Body Holds Trauma

The body holds trauma. This past week I’ve dealt with an unexpected flare up of my chronic illness. I’ve also dealt with a frightening stream of relentless nightmares and last night a rare panic attack appeared out of no where. After the panic attack told my husband I...

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I Am No Longer Praying For Healing

In the last two months I have made a large shift in my belief system. I am no longer going to pray for God to heal me of my chronic illness. You may have noticed I’ve been very quiet lately. Almost immediately after my marriage in March, my health took another drastic...

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New Medical Crisis

Last Friday the pain I’d been enduring for many months suddenly grew unbearable. I canceled my nanny jobs for this week and prayed that a week in bed would calm down the Crohn’s flare I’d been fighting for nearly two years now. By Wednesday night, however, I was...

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The Wedding That Wasn’t

April 8th, 2020 I awake to a warm breeze coming from our bedroom deck door brushing against my cheek. It’s a beautiful morning. A momma duck is keeping her baby eggs warm just a few feet away from our deck, the trees are bright purple with tiny flowering buds, and the...

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We Got Married!!!

We Got Married!!!

Dear Readers, Surprise!! Tonight, during a fifteen-minute ceremony over a candlelight bridge in Loose Park (the same bridge I was proposed to just one month ago), Joshua and I vowed our love and faithfulness to each other. This tiny, no-frills, nearly impromptu...

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We’re Engaged!

After a two-hour long scavenger hunt with love letters and clues hidden at all our most memorable date locations (check my previous posts for live video updates!), I finally ended up at one of the prettiest places in Kansas City, a park where Joshua first asked me to...

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Health Update: Future Uncertain

Joshua and I are back in KC now after driving to Alabama over the weekend to see my Crohn’s doctor. The news was not what we had hoped. We have some difficult decisions to make in the near future. As I’ve been trying to process what the future might look like for us,...

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What True Love Looks Like

Happy Birthday to the Love of my life!! ? I’m so grateful for this man who stayed by my side all last night and who offered to work from home today so he could care for me as I recover from my stem cell transplant. I am in a lot of pain and I’m unable to walk and can...

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