Linking Up With The Gypsy

Type for five minutes flat without editing on one topic. Today, that topic is Friend: Go My friends, the girl in the PNW and the other girl currently living in Vegas, keep me company all day long. I like it. Tonight, the southern most friend sent news that her contractions were getting closer together. Now, normally we group text, the three of us, and it’s all a lot of nonsense (which I am clearly a fan of) but this is real news. After I get off of work, I check in with them only to find they have left me…

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Greedy Grip

My friends, Erin and Dan-O, once had a toddler. She is old now, but when she was an itty bitty sly thing she sneaked into the kitchen garbage can, where she confiscated a few stale Whoppers I threw away. When I caught her, she gripped her chubby little hands around those candies as if they were her last melons for the next million, billion years. I tried prying those puny fists open, but she gripped harder and screamed, “DON’T TAKE IT!! I NEEEED IT!” To that I cracked up laughing and had to call in reinforcements, because as it turns…

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Ode To The Natalie Rose

There’s a girl I knowShe carries a glowevery day, about her It’s not just a lightIt’s honest and brightevery day, about her The patience it takesnew life, high stakesevery day, about her A season to waitTrust in God’s fateevery day, about her In honor of my new friend Natalie Rose, in honor of anyone who has been asked to wait an indefinite amount of time while God works everything out in a way that only he can, I dedicate this poem. But mostly to The Natalie Rose. Waiting is painful. Sometimes it even transfers over to physical pain. I get…

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Mug Swap

Sometimes you find people randomly in your life, so you KNOW God wanted you to know them. I have recently made a friend on Instagram. I love that app. I love watching my New Zealand friend’s pregnant belly grow. I love seeing what my Florida chef friend made for breakfast because it’s not eggs with her, it’s artwork. I love that I get to share pictures of my kids with my dad even though he is techno-slow. But today I mostly love that my new friend Rachel and I met because God wanted me to know people out there get…

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