To My Husband, On Your 24th Birthday

Roc Elijah Cazden Gabrielse… Six years ago I had the privilege of celebrating your 18th birthday with you. We’d been friends for less than three months. If someone had told me back then that I’d be spending the next five birthdays and beyond with you, I’d smile and say “yeah, I know.” Because even then, when there was still so much to discover about one another, I knew. I always knew. We both did. I’m not completely convinced there is[Read more]

To The Mama’s Who Fed My Baby

Dear Mamas.. Some of you I know. Some of you I don’t. You probably don’t know each other. But you all have at least one thing in common: you fed my baby when I couldn’t.  A few months back I wound up in the emergency room and received the news no new mom wants to hear.. “We need to keep you overnight.” That was the first night my six month old and I spent apart.. Then one night turned into[Read more]