December 30, 2008


This was my first Christmas away from home. Lots of new experiences and fun his family. See the pictures below which included a fun little scavenger hunt Ben and I put together (reminded me of the fairy tale scavenger hunts my sisters and I used to do for our parents where we would dress up like different characters). We had a wonderful time!

December 1, 2008

We're Married!

I'm still trying to get the hang of this whole post thing so bear with me. This will be my first post! I am not nearly as eloquent of a speaker as Ben, so please promise you won't compare me.

We were married Sept 14 and had a wonderful wedding. It really opened our eyes to the incredible support network we have and how blessed we are with everything God has given us and the whole process of him bringing us together as friends, and eventually, spouses. Our honeymoon in St Lucia was one of the best weeks I have personally ever had! Since then, becoming adjusted to married life has been surprisingly 'normal'. It seems as if the hardest part was BEFORE the wedding, moving in Ben's stuff and scaling back my own and all the little nuances that accompany such a big change. Overall, it has been a fairly smooth ride with a few bumps along the way. Can't complain!

Currently, I am just finishing my internship and school (including all my test for certification), and Ben is working with his patients through the home health care company until May arrives.

Lastly, we have found the most encouraging, incredible spiritual home in the Well in Loganville. For those of you who don't know or have never been to this place, it is truly a 'gem'! The community we've found is amazing and the people there inspire us through every conversation... well worth the 'bit of a drive it is to get there! And no better way to spend Saturday nights... we look forward to it every week! What an answered prayer! That's all for now!
Here are a few wedding pics

And some St Lucian beauty!

November 18, 2008


I learned how to fly late last night - without wings, fuel, propeller, jetpack, or any other devices or gadgetry normally used for such a mode of travel. By simply moving my arms, as if I were treading water, my body began defying gravity. While seeking to impress all my immediate family with my newfound talent, I woke up mid-dream, lying next to Lisa. Fortunately, she seemed to have suffered no slap to the head or wayward kick to the body. Or if she did, my favorite deep sleeper was not conscious of it. Normally, I would have groaned and complained about waking up before my alarm clock sounded, but I was excited to welcome the day after enjoying such a glorious nocturnal experience.

Upon further ruminations of the dream, I find it somewhat symbolic of my recent union with Lisa. Becoming one with someone is rather like learning to fly. The act alone can be intimidating and fear-inducing. One finally gets the nerve to go for it and experiences an adrenaline rush like no other. The high can be sustained as long as one remains in the air or even after, meaning possibly to infinity. The intensity, enjoyment, and duration is a personal choice you and your partner both determine.

Each flight, just like each union, is wholly unique. Some people crash and burn, others move lazily in circles, still others strain to reach the heavenly bodies. All touch down again, at least once. I picture Lisa and I following the model of those who land, only to jump off the cliff again in absolute abandonment, over and over again, regardless of age or circumstances. Those couples are true frequent flyers.

Simply getting off the ground has been such an adventure, I smile wondering where the flight will take us and how we will get there, in what ways the myriad experiences will shape Lisa and me, and how much fun we will have.