5 Years: Part 2

Here's the thing about Grandpa: I could sit here and write a million different things he taught me over the 24 years I had with him. I'm not exaggerating. I don't think there's anyone who could have or will ever teach me more than that man. Case in point, I'm still learning from him and …

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5 Years: Part 1

Like so many people, I have calendar notifications set up on my phone. I don't tell you this to blend into any sort of "norm" or cultural acceptance. I tell you this because that's where this story begins. It begins yesterday when my calendar notification alerted me with one word, well, one name. Grandma. The …

A Tweet, A Cupcake, and A Fake Christmas Tree: The Story of Us (To This Point)

*Please note: This story was originally written down to appear on a wedding website that has since been abandoned.* On November 2nd, 2012, Michelle tweeted, “The crane wife 1 and 2 by @TheDecemberists is my favorite song right now. Even though its over 7 minutes long. #ListenToit.” Shortly after reading this tweet, I responded with, …

I’ve Had Worse Days

Today hasn't been my favorite day. I woke up feeling a certain feeling (we won't get into those messy details) and somehow it spiraled out of control and other feelings followed until I reached the point of wanting to go dig a hole and hide. Actually, I didn't want a hole. I wanted my car …