Browsing All posts tagged under »Marriage«

your hand, your heat, your love.

December 16, 2010


sometimes it happens unexpectantly. a surprise text, a firm embrace, a caught glance across the room…it only takes a brief second, and i’ve fallen in love with you all over again. my insides turn topsy-turvy, my lips part with that sudden intake of breath, my hands instinctively reach for yours so i can feel your heat […]


March 10, 2010


i watch him as he speaks – his hands moving awkwardly as he tries to find the words to say. his eyes shine and my heart’s pulse quickens at the realization they shine for me.  i know he’s probably nervous. i look for the overt signs of anxiousness but see none. his breath comes easy […]


February 23, 2010


it snowed here today. you may read that sentence and not really think much of it, but um… i live in austin, texas. yeah. so, when i left school this morning around 10 because there was already about two inches of snow on the ground and the temperature was dropping and i didn’t really want […]

first steps

February 16, 2010


i’m not sure where our story begins. at least not in the traditional sense. you have the standard story: boy meets girl. boy and girl fall in love. boy and girl gets married, have kids, buy a home and live happily ever after. in case you haven’t noticed, we typically shy away from tradition. there […]

my valentine

February 15, 2010


There wasn’t anything out of the ordinary about the day. Outside of the freezing fog falling around our car, we tapped into normalcy and made our way to the church for worship practice. “when was the last time you were out here, love?” I turned my head towards Russ’ question and began to think. The town […]

choosing to love

November 20, 2009


My sister got married this weekend. She made for a beautiful and pure and hopeful bride – and in every picture you see the joy of waiting for her Prince Charming.    Her and her husband have quite the story. I may need to have her guest post a few entries when she gets back […]


October 28, 2009


As an aprivot tree stands out in the forest, my lover stands above the young men in town. All I want is to sit in his shade, to taste & savor his delicious love. Song Solomon 2:3 I was young – still in elementary school. I went to work with my mom that day – […]

love story pt. 5

October 14, 2009


Read part four here Russ and I dated for two weeks before he bought my engagement ring. Yeah. You read that right. Two weeks. He decided to go through with it one weekend when he surprised me in Oklahoma. I had a feeling something was going on – HD had a glint in her eye […]

love story pt. 4

August 19, 2009


Read part 3 here The fall semester of my junior year brought a lot of change – the severing of my relationship with ex-boyfriend, & the tender beginnings of my relationship with Russ. I’m not quite sure how everything started – I just remember one day not talking with him online, and before I knew […]

love story pt. 3

August 12, 2009


Read pt. 2 here Everyone experiences heartbreak. Mine came swift with a kick in the gut during the spring of ’02. I was a sophomore at Oklahoma Baptist University & my relationship with boyfriend had skyrocketed – just like we had hoped. During the fall semester, he had even planned on asking my dad for […]