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Category: Married Life

Apple Juice

My sister had arrived in town last night as she was scheduled to fly out to Virginia for a trip to be with my other sister as she interviews for P.A. School. She got in later in the evening and she needed to be to the airport by 6…

Hope is Dangerous Thing

Adam has been very busy with work recently. This past week was particularly busy and a reality for what it means to be “salaried”.  Adam worked a lot as there was a “go live” project and naturally with transitions some technology hiccups were encountered. As a…

Raw Emotions

I’ve spent much of my infertility journey trying to keep my raw emotions in check. I’d go so far as to say I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to not let emotion get the best of me. You know what I mean by…

Two Week Wait and a trip to Yankton

Fourteen days. Three hundred and thirty six hours, the longest period of time for anyone trying to conceive. The two week wait (TWW) is the time when there is literally nothing to do but wait. Unlike the first half of my cycle where I am kept busy with doctors appointments…

Missing the Point of Christmas

Working in the church Christmas tends to be a very busy time for me. From directing the Christmas program and the extra services for Advent it can become more stressful than it’s supposed to be. This yeah, however, was different for several reasons. This year we are seriously…

Anniversary Date

Adam and I celebrated three years of marriage this past week. We decided to celebrate by going back to the place where it all began eight years ago. Adam and I met in choir. He was the tenor section leader in the Jubilate Choir at Concordia and I was section…

Kids Everywhere

I work as the director of Children Youth and Family Ministry. This basically means that I am in charge of spiritual development and programming for all ages cradle to grave at my church. A large part of that has to do with working with children. Lining up and finding Sunday…

Marriage: The Early Years

Adam and I were married in Hutchinson, MN on December 15th 2012. It was cold and half of our guests left after the ceremony since a blizzard was honing in on Hutch. It was a beautiful night with plenty of food and friends. I was still in college at the…