Every Thorn Has Its Rose


Things that matter often hurt. I’ll be honest, I haven’t experienced much emotional pain in my twenty-six years on this earth. I’m lucky, spoiled even. I was raised by a caring family who supports me every way they can. My parents are still married and I’ve never attended a family member’s funeral, not even a […]

Status Update

Light Bulb

A few nights ago Geoff and I watched the Oscar-winning movie “Lincoln.” We don’t watch many movies, and this blog certainly isn’t Rotten Tomatoes, but we do have opinions. He liked it, I didn’t. The movie was slow, the plotline full of political jargon, and watching it felt a lot like trying to get my […]



What is fear, besides a word? Born from a sprinkle of doubt, nurtured into something massive, bigger, more important, than it deserves. It is selfish, demanding time, precious, irretrievable moments that belong elsewhere – to love, to people. It finds the richest soil in insecurity, takes root and thrives. The weed’s presence is not welcome, […]

Inconvenience & Truth


Wedding season is just around the corner and despite my disdain for planning them I’m totally infatuated with attending them. Nothing beats friends, music, and cake – not even two people declaring their love for each other in front of God and the world. That’s nice and all, but sticky dance floors and “Mony Mony” […]


Dad of the Year

This morning I busted out the plethora of hair bows stashed away in Savannah’s sock drawer. Most of them have never been worn, a combination of my indifference towards all things girly and SJ’s refusal to have anything other than her spaghetti-coated hands touch her head. They’re cute though, don’t get me wrong, and although […]