March 6, 2014 By Amber
Our friends, Sarah and Chad Markley, hopped a plane and flew all the way from California to Podunk, Arkansas just to spend the weekend with us, not knowing whether or not we would have anything to do other than maybe go cow tipping. They came because we have a small circle here, and we all just needed the time together, processing life and then singing and eating together. The Christmas lights were on the square, and we bought wool ear warmers and took silly photos after we ate some classically awesome Fayetteville food, proving we have more than cows here after all.
Later that night Seth and Chad played their guitars and sang to each other, and Sarah and I let our conversations slip to what we’ve been thinking about women in the church. Our conversations go in strings of questions, and that’s okay. She’s my friend who sticks, and I am hers. We can question in front of each other until the cows come home.
Dear Seth, We slipped out of the Masquerade Ball early because we had a babysitter, and no matter how fancy the company, the two of us won’t waste the chance to be alone. This stage of small children makes date nights feel like a visit to the marital ER. The ice storm was on its […]
In my heart, I’m a world-traveller, but the truth is that I have never wanted to go to Haiti, not in all my live-long days. It sounds like too much harsh for such a small place, and instead I’m drawn to Europe, Latin America and anywhere in Africa, my kind of history and spice. Maybe […]
I needed to pick up some things quickly from the store, so I told Jude to run and jump in the car. As soon as we reversed out of the driveway, I turned the music up on my phone and said, “you have to dance, if you want to be with me.” This is just […]
February 22, 2014 By Amber
Isaac was sick enough this week to stay home from school but not sick enough to keep him from excitedly reading through every nature book we own. He’s my firstborn son, an animal and science fanatic. I had some computer work to do, so we sat together in a snuggly pile, he with his books, […]
I spent a week down in Big Texas, but mostly I was just in my own head. I drove the beautiful way down, stopping in Fort Worth for some time with Nicole, one of my best forever friends, and then I rented a little place to spend some time writing in Austin. There in the […]
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