Uncomfortable Me

Today marks eleven years of me as a Mrs. My first few weeks as Melissa Brotherton were confusing. Despite practice and planning, the name sat uncomfortable on my shoulders. The taste of it rolling off my tongue was strange. Now I snuggle down into it like well-worn pajamas and slippers. I've embraced it as my... Continue Reading →

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Five Minute Friday: in real life

Sometimes weeks, all I'm able to grab are these Five Minutes on Friday to link up with the community at Lisa-Jo's place. This has been one of those weeks. Yesterday, my Baby Squishy Face turned three-years-old! We celebrated with chicken nugs, ziplines at the park, and ice cream! I'm so glad God gave me an Ezra!... Continue Reading →

Eight Ways to Keep Your Marriage {and Children} Alive

Last week, two of my close friends delivered their firstborn child within days of each other. Overwhelmed by the amount of cute baby pictures being tossed around on Facebook, I also remembered how overwhelmed I felt as a first time mom. Suddenly I was responsible for keeping another human being alive! What if I dropped... Continue Reading →

3 Things I Learned {then Forgot} Through Fasting

And then Silas threw up on me... Anyone else sensing a trend? Thursday night last week, rather than spending the evening out at some fancy restaurant celebrating my ten year anniversary with my husband, I was sitting in a vomit-soaked sweatshirt at Urgent Care with Silas. He has pneumonia. Yes, it's sad. Yes, he's getting... Continue Reading →

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