Honey Dude is not a fan of the Daniel Fast. Let me rephrase. Honey Dude is not a fan of his new diet, as it relates to the Daniel Fast. We have both been blessed by the spiritual aspects of the fast, with more time dedicated to prayer and scripture, and more time listening to,… Continue reading Unhappy Honey Dude
It’s been many months unsaid, but yes, we are still carrying the burden of barrenness, such an ugly word. But it is a worse reality. We have been trying, without success, to bring a little baby into this world for more than two years now. That is 24 months of agony. Twenty-four months of built-up… Continue reading Moving towards adoption
They say things change when you get married. The gooey, over-the-top text messages. Holding hands. Wining and dining. Dressing up and curling your hair just for your man. I’m guilty as much as the next. But things also change for the better. You begin to look out for one another in a powerful way. You… Continue reading He’s my biggest fan
It’s pouring rain outside, and the first thing I think: Cancel our backpacking trip. It’s true. I’m nothing short of a wimp when it comes to “inclement weather.” I don’t want anything to do with it. Running in the rain is fine; hiking in the rain is doable. But backpacking in the rain? Nuh-uh. Count… Continue reading Confessions of a fair-weather backpacker
This guy. Oh man. Sunshine, guitar solo-serenades, that smile. He’s the bee’s knees, I tell you. The bee’s knees.
Honey Day happens every week, midweek, when both Honey Dude and I have the day off. In the first several months of our marriage, we took this day to adventure. We would hike or find a swimming hole. We’d garden or take a long bike ride to the park, with horseshoes in tow. But then… Continue reading Bringing back the Honey Day
Long ago, somewhere in the midst of just-married land, I dubbed my husband “Honey Dude” and our new home, the “Honey Hive.” That was before beekeeping grew a little pea in our pod. Funny enough, we were watching “The Secret Life of Bees” (one of my favorite books) when I said I could picture Honey… Continue reading Honey Dude and the Honey Hive: Bees for beginners