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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Summer Bucket List: The Zoo

I admit. I was a bit off from the moment I woke up this morning. I know myself well, and something wasn’t quite right. I wasn’t super friendly when my husband asked if I could go to the bank today to pick up all the cash we needed for the next two weeks. He left for…

My Biggest Fear 17 Years Into Marriage

I was a gregarious gal. I really was. When we first met at my husband’s fraternity house in August 1994, I remember thinking he was the most handsome guy I’d ever met in my life. I’m not kidding. I remember it vividly. My roommate and I were college freshmen. It was our first week at…

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  • Rochelle Wells BrownJuly 1, 2015 - 12:04 am

    A radio program on Moody (Truth for Life) has had an excellent sermon series you would enjoy. It’s by Alistair Begg and it’s called “We Two Are One”. It’s a 12 part sermon that’s actually broken into several 2 & 4 part sermons. All speak toward marriage – our commitment, changes that come in marriage, protecting your marriage, and so on. I’ve listened to the podcasts and they have been excellent!!

    Congrats on the 17 years 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carol FemlingJune 28, 2015 - 3:08 am

    Oops!!! I mean HAPPY!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol FemlingJune 28, 2015 - 3:05 am

    This is GOOD, no exceptionally GREAT!! Your dad and I think it’s one of your BEST!! You’ve got marriage covered by every angle. Thank you for being so real! Many more Hsppy Happy years to you and Seth!!! Love you!! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Kathy FickJune 27, 2015 - 11:47 pm

    Thanks, Amy! And Happy Anniversary to you and Seth. Keep on singing the songs of your hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Jo ZellmannJune 27, 2015 - 6:59 pm

    Beautiful and insightful Amy! Happy Anniversary to you and Seth! You are right on about “how we make or break marriage is how we respond to change.” May you continue to blessed on your journey together!ReplyCancel

    • AmyJuly 1, 2015 - 8:13 am

      Thank you very much for your kind words, Kelly!ReplyCancel

  • Cathie 'Hardy' PearsonJune 27, 2015 - 6:21 pm

    Incredible post, Amy! Inspirational! Seth is a blessed man to have you and I’m sure he would marry you all over again!!ReplyCancel

  • Seth PedersonJune 27, 2015 - 6:04 pm

    Beautiful post, babe…. Except that I’m the pig in your frog/pig metaphor. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Tara DornJune 27, 2015 - 5:03 pm

    Wow! Just wow! So incredibly insightful and beautiful! I think you expressed what many of us have thought but could never put into words so eloquently.ReplyCancel

  • Penny BeckerJune 27, 2015 - 4:55 pm

    This is HEARTFELT BEAUTIFUL! And I am awaiting your hubby’s view as well as saving this for our 44th anniversary in 2 months!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Wendt O'DonnellJune 27, 2015 - 3:51 pm

    You know you need to give us Seth’s opinion on this, right?!! This is a great post, Amy. God is good through all the changes…ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardJune 27, 2015 - 3:22 pm

    Excellent post Amy! Faith Hope and Love… and the greatest of these IS love! Blessings Abound!ReplyCancel

  • RaquelJune 27, 2015 - 10:36 am

    Amy!! This post is awesome! It has made me really think about my own life and how I’ve changed too or did I just change for those few years and am back to the regular me?!
    Great things to ponder!
    Thanks for being so open.ReplyCancel

    • AmyJuly 1, 2015 - 8:15 am

      You’re welcome, Raquel. And thank you for your kind words! Glad the post resonated with you and made you reflect on your own life and marriage.ReplyCancel

Summer Bucket List: Ice Cream Party and a Park

We picked two summer bucket list items for the day’s adventure. Ice cream party and a park. They went together naturally. Our oldest daughter was away at camp for the week, so it was just me, our son and “the baby.” We made our way to the lake, a quaint and coveted place where wealth meets nature, a place we…

Breathe. Be.

Sitting on the deck. It’s just me. Birds singing their song. A crescent moon hung in the sky. And God. I’m wondering. Perhaps we have it all wrong. Perhaps we’re not lonely at all. Perhaps we need more quiet space. Space to be. Space to breathe. Space to listen and find our place in this…

Summer Bucket List

It’s hard to believe the kids’ last day of school was two weeks ago already! 12 1/2 years into mothering, and this is my first summer home full-time with our kids. Six months ago, I prayerfully and intentionally decided to step away from my work as a speech-language pathologist to focus on writing, explore special…