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 [...]