Pregnancy, Pain, And My Perfect Husband

“You’re beautiful,” he whispered. Stretch marks race across my tightening skin, my wedding ring is in a drawer due to involuntary swelling fingers, and those extra 25 pounds have begun to give my face that “gathering-nuts-to-prepare-for-winter” look. Eight months into marriage and 34 weeks pregnant, my winter-white body is a long ways from the tanned, …

Skittles: Our First Fight

“You’ve had enough,” I playfully tugged the bag of Skittles out of Elisha’s hand, and sat back on the pillows to finish our movie. “What was that about?” I glanced over, shocked to see Elisha’s mortified face. What on earth was wrong? “Katie, give me back my skittles.” “Are you kidding? You’ve already had more than …

5 Things I Learned in Our Long-Distance Relationship

We might as well face it, long-distance relationships are tough. However, there is good news. Long-distance relationships can massively strengthen and deepen the bond you and your partner have. So, before you go around saying someone is “geographically undesirable,” here’s five lessons my long-distance relationship taught me (and, if we’re honest here, my husband was desirable regardless of …