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snitches

Snitches get stitches

A friend of mine thought I had “snitched” about an issue important to her. That wasn’t the case. Somehow, someone found out and that news had gone through the land. Often the way it does when you belong to a…

treasure

Where lies your treasure?

Charles and I left New York City in a bit of a frenzy. We had abruptly lost a job and couldn’t afford to live in our Manhattan apartment. We hadn’t planned to leave New York, and we sure as hell,…

why i chose counseling

Most of my life, my mom never sat still. There was always something to put away, wipe, clean, and check off her to do list.  This is a quality I inherited from her.  As much as I’d love to be…

A mindshift

I’ll have to admit that the last three months have been a little rough for me.   Which probably seems funny coming from a woman who got married a few months ago.   I caught up.   With one year’s…

A wedding dress cry

My mom and I are in a high-maintenance, long-distance relationship. She is my life confidante and was the ultimate cheerleader to my wedding year.   She had been watching and praying for this moment her whole life. Charles’ walking into…

i don’t love you more than my daddy

When I was applying to college, my parents didn’t loan me money to go away for school. My mom and dad, who have always known what is best for me, decided this wasn’t what they were willing to spend money…

Rachel Varkey & Charles Samuel Wedding

Our Vows

We’ve received a few requests to post our vows online. Charles’ tasked us (me) with keeping our vows under 300 words, so we could find a way to succinctly share our love to each other on our wedding day. We…

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