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I’m sitting on our back deck right now.  A chorus of birds are singing their morning wake-up song that competes with Patty Griffin’s voice streaming from my phone that competes with my three little people who are entertaining themselves just inside the house.  Meadow’s sing song-y voice is the loudest among the three.  Her happy voice […]

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  When Maryssa first contacted me earlier this summer, I knew immediately that I would love this couple.  Maybe it was her use of “!” in her emails, which I translated into a joyful spirit.  Or maybe it was the way she always said thank you! which I translated into a gracious spirit.  (Or maybe I read […]

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  • Maryssa - Ah, I can never tire of looking at these. Your words warmed my heart. Love ’em!ReplyCancel

I turned 38 years old last week.  Or, at least I think I did.  I’m not good with numbers.  I often forget how many years Chad and I have been married.  It took me years to memorize his phone number.  And I can’t even begin to tell you my licence plate number.  A few days before […]

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  • Tamryn Jones - I loved reading this Summer. Your perspective on age and changing is so refreshing. I’ll be 38 in March.ReplyCancel

    • Summer - Thank you, Tamryn. I appreciate you reading. A week into 38–it’s pretty good and I have no doubt you will live it well. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Payne - Summer – I love to read your writing! I’ll be 38 at the end of this month. I had to chuckle, because I too forget how old I am or am going to be; I have to start doing the math.

    I love your insight, that as we age we grow. If we didn’t change what would the point be! As I sit and really think of the past and the years that have gone by, I am so glad that I have grown and changed and truly become myself!ReplyCancel

    • Summer - Jenny,

      Thank you for your words–it’s so nice to know that I’m not alone. You are right, what would the point be if we stayed the same? We can rock 38, can’t we? And 39 and. . . 🙂 I think become who we are (fitting into our skin) is the point of it all, isn’t it?

      You rock that 3-8! 🙂ReplyCancel

The way he takes her hand into his.  The way she rests against him, like she’s come home.  The glistening eyes of parents looking on with pride. With gratitude.  Emotion welling up at every turn.  The bitter sweet joy of holding on and letting go. The wedding day. The way she glances sideways with an ever […]

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  • Marti Cathey - May God bless you richly in this new journey. I pray for discernment and wisdom as you serve God together and mercy, grace and peace as you follow His will. I pray for prosperity enough to be thankful for His provision. God’s blessings on you today and for eternity. Amen! Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Oh Summer, these are beautiful! I loved the portrait shot of the veil wrapping them both up together. What a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Bee - Loved your story in word and picture! Thank you for capturing their story of love! Blessings to you and your family as well.ReplyCancel