Sometimes the best gifts come in the worst packages. At least, that was the message a woman who I had never met whispered into my ear as I snot-nosed cried into her jean jacket. She had to turn off her mic so the crowd couldn't hear me bawl. And I was embarassed. My outfit, manicured nails, and poise---all of it gone, drenched in tears and snot. What woman doesn't want to completely lose it in front of her church crowd? I came to the retreat … Read More...
Nothing says risky like blindly putting a finger on a map and then moving there. That's what my husband and I did in 1999. We packed up our tiny apartment and daughter and set out for new adventures in Nebraska. Over the years, we bought a home, lost it, bought a new one, finished college, had two more kids, had a miscarriage, and then I landed my dream job as a life … Read More...
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