Where grief and joy mingle.

I had been dating him for a few months when, while cooking dinner in his kitchen, he wrapped his arms around me and began singing a tune we could slow dance to—right there, next to the hot stove.

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Courage in the Desert.

I remember the feeling like it was yesterday. I was terrified.

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To love a friend.

Four years ago, around this exact time, my then husband went under church discipline for reasons that don’t need to be brought to light, but they were crazy.

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What if I’m not ready to get married?

Out on the patio with my feet propped up, I can see the tips of my wedding shoes peeking out over my laptop.

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