“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that that do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” – Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Around Here Lately

Life is busy. I’m assistant coaching a tennis team, working two (more than) part-time jobs, never having days off, and often working 10-14 hour days. It’s a weird, transitional state. There’s always too many dishes to do, too little time for the housework. I hardly do anything except work and sleep and I can tell it’s starting to get to me. But tennis season is almost over, new things are on the horizon, and I can see an end to it all. Still, I’m happy.

Two weeks ago the boyfriend and I were in Austin for his brother’s wedding (and SXSW). True to form, I didn’t take nearly enough photos but I did snap this adorable one of him juggling at the wedding. I love this picture for a million reasons, but mostly I love it because of how I felt at the time – it was cold, rainy, wet. But the wedding was surrounded by love and it was a perfect evening. This photo warms my heart. I’m incredibly grateful to have this person in my busy, weird life. He keeps me relaxed and I just feel beyond lucky.


More to come when my life is exciting and not filled with boring work hours.

I don’t know why it is, exactly, but the people with the healthiest self-esteem, are also the greatest at intimacy. I’m not talking about arrogant people. I’m talking about people who know they are both good and bad yet believe at the deepest level they are really good for people. | Donald Miller, Scary Close