It Stays With You

Texas has been getting pummeled with repeated rounds of severe storms. And Texans aren't surprised. Because they've come to expect these epic storms. It's familiar territory. And once you've been a Texan (raises hand), you've always been a Texan. With a Texan's memories and expectations. These are some pictures of flooding in San Antonio, where … Continue reading It Stays With You

Leap Year

I spent the first part of my spring break visiting family in San Antonio. It's always strange revisiting the city and home of my childhood, only this time as an adult. It's interesting to note the changes, both in the environment and in how I perceive the surroundings. We went straight from the airport to … Continue reading Leap Year

No One Said it Was Easy

I read a post this morning that reminded me of a particular experience in my life. For just over a year in my mid teens, I volunteered on the oncology floor of a children's hospital. Upon arrival each Sunday, my job was to open the playroom to the kids on the floor that were able … Continue reading No One Said it Was Easy

Emotionally Introverted

Life is beginning to return to normal after my trip to San Antonio. My introverted nature is enjoying the solitude interspersed with connections that I get to savor during the summer. My trip to San Antonio was awesome but it also strains my somewhat reserved nature to always have people around. Brock stayed behind in … Continue reading Emotionally Introverted

Saying “Yes”

Several weeks ago I let myself get down about my upcoming summer. I was in the midst of the end of school year crazies and a planned camping trip had to be canceled (along with several other weekends worth of activities) due to the constant rain that drenched Atlanta this past spring. I felt like … Continue reading Saying “Yes”