• Letters,  Thoughts

    Is this hello, or goodbye?

    My dearest Baby Benton, I am writing you this morning and I don’t know whether you will ever live to read my letter. I was woken up just after 6:30am by your grandpa. You aren’t born yet. They can’t find your heartbeat. My love, I don’t know what to say. I am praying and begging God to leave you with us for a while, because we all love you so much. It’s going to be hard for us to live on if you go to heaven first. We’re all selfish here, and we want you to live with us for a few years before going to God. I have a…

  • Life,  Thoughts

    It’s a Hairy Situation (And Other Random Things.)

    In October, I wrote about how I wanted to grow my hair out again. I was going to chronicle the length each month, but as you might have guessed… I forgot about it. But then this morning as I decided to wear my hair down for the first time in… a long time, I realized that it’s grown a bit and that I hadn’t done any hair-posts for a while. I’m sure you’re all excited about this post. Because my hair is just THAT important to you all. ­čśë I also realized that my hair is indomitably straight- straighter than I remembered, seeing as how I’ve been wearing it up…

  • Letters

    I’ll Call You Beautiful Bouncing Baby Boy Benton

    Dear Baby Benton, Today, I found out that you are a boy. And the only reason I didn’t scream and jump up and down ┬álike a maniac is that I had just woken up and it hadn’t really hit me yet. But now I’m so excited that I could cry. (I cry a lot. You’ll get used to it.) I’ve been waiting for you for four years. Every time I heard that your ┬ámommy was pregnant again, I hoped that she’d be having a boy. Don’t get me wrong, I love your sisters a lot, but I really wanted my oldest ┬ábrother to have a boy first. I have a…

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