“I Don’t Remember How We First Met”

Fun fact: April is National Poetry Month!  Last year, one of my favorite blog posts was this little piece on the 10 Things that Make Me Blush, which also happened to be a poem!  So, I figured why not take another stab at it this year?!  Holla.

I don’t remember how
we first met, or when I felt
the first brush of
your fingertips on
my skin
 
I remember the past 
though
so cold, and full
of bitter air
Our words coughed 
together
in gasps of
dying breath.
 
I think the first time
I felt you there
was when your beams 
of light
graced my face
So full of  grace,
forgiveness, 
and happiness
 
I struggle when you leave
me so alone
sweating in your dirty sheets
thirsting for another sip
of your relief
 
 
I want you
to come visit me
every day, every moment
awake to your sweet
tones and melodies
Fall asleep
as you chirp our memories
 
I know you by
no other name
than Spring.
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Weekend Link Love!

Oh – hi friends!  Long time, no talk.  Sorry for the radio silence over here; my full-time+ day job has gotten the best of me.  It’s always interesting when my blog goes a little quiet, my body starts physically reacting.  My day job is so heavy on the analytical side that my body starts recognizing the imbalance.  I wake up from weird, strange dreams as my brain starts screaming, “we need to create!!”

Well, since the creative process can take a little longer than a Saturday-morning-hour, I decided to roll out another version of Link Love: the Weekend Edition.  Come check out these brave and creative posts from blogger geniuses across the internet.  Meanwhile, I’ll be working on a new challenge post for next week.  Hope you’ll join me!

Hannah’s Amazing Oscar’s Party!

I’m blown away by the creative extent of Hannah’s Oscar Party!  She made food inspired by each of the movies nominated for Best Picture!  I want to eat everything on that table… seriously.

A Beautiful Mess’ Spaghetti Squash Pizza

As a fan of the Paleo diet, I’m constantly looking for new sources of inspiration for my junk food cravings.  Doesn’t this pizza look divine??!  (Just ignore that cheese.) ;)

The Reason I Foster by Carolina Fireflies

For anyone who is considering fostering dogs, this is a must-read.  I definitely think this is something that Kina and I will do in the future, and I appreciate this heart-warming post from Kristyn about the selfless risk of fostering.

Dating Through Your Marriage from In Honor of Design

I absolutely loved this post from Anna about dating through her marriage.  I know this is a common piece of advice from married folks, but Anna enhances this tip by identifying very specific and unique things that make her marriage work.