Amazement: Mom

Day 25 of NaBloPoMo: Married to Amazement I never could have fully appreciated my own mother and her sacrifices for me unless I had children of my own. I’ve always loved my mom in the way that children love the person who gave them life, but now as a mother I love her as a […]

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Amazement: Dad

Day 24 of NaBloPoMo: Married to Amazement When I got married and realized how much TH was gone from home, or working from home, I was confused. This wasn’t the happily ever after story I imagined for myself growing up. Weren’t we supposed to cook all our dinners together and snuggle in for brunch-in-bed every […]

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Amazement: Sister

Day 23 of NaBloPoMo: Married to Amazement My sister and I were close as children, the way kids are close. Snuggling one second and bickering the next. She came to BYU early and I was very excited to have her in the same city as me. We spent some time together, but with four years […]

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Amazement: Extended Immediate Family

Day 22 of NaBloPoMo: Married to Amazement   Attaching “in-law” to these individuals feels too distant and sterile for what they mean to me. They are the people who made my husband who he is today, and they’ve shown me so much kindness. They are my family. We live too far away from each other […]

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Amazement: Ex-Mormon Friends

Day 19 of NaBloPoMo: Married to Amazement As I worked my way toward exiting Mormonism I tiptoed into the world of progress/ex/liberal Mormon Facebook groups. There are dozens, geared toward almost any audience you can imagined. I was posting frequently in the group created by the Feminist Mormon Housewives founder, and mentioned unhappiness with our new congregation […]

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