Running a Race of Affliction

One of my favorite stress relievers is running. It started because I didn't want my parents to out-do me in their athleticism (although the very quickly did) and now is just something I love to do to release endorphins and forget the worries of the world. I often do my running on a treadmill, but [...]

Loving Others as they Grieve

For the first time in nearly two weeks, I am sitting on my couch once more. The reality of what my family has just endured over the last weeks--the last two years--is beginning to settle in. Most reading these words will already know our story, but I will tell it again for anyone who does [...]

I Pray My Marriage Looks Like That

In the midst of this crazy day, social media is telling a lot about our human nature. There are videos of people celebrating; there are photos of people sobbing. We point fingers, we blame, we brag, and we puff up in pride. All the while, I am sitting beside the hospital bed of my sweet Papa [...]

The Best of Love Stories

This is a hard week for my family. Our days have been guided by an anxious awaiting of news we expect to be bad, and our nights have been filled with dreams of happier days. My grandfather is fighting the end stages of leukemia. On the way to the hospital early this morning, I asked my [...]