of the truth about loving

Exhibit A, 2009: Two crazy kids, nonchalant and confident that they will rock ‘this marriage thing.’

Exhibit B, 2012: Two shaken-up kids. The nonchalance seared off quick, like a slick of kerosene on the skin. The confidence has more than one mangled limb but it manages to walk with only a limp, held up by kindness, tenderness, and stubborn resolve.

To us and our first 3 years! and to all of you who know that the choice to love is the choice to stay.