To a Father; Love, a Daughter

· Featuring Megan of A Geeky Gal ·

I’m three years old, and I’m holding your hand as we walk towards a baseball field. I feel safe when you hold my hand. I feel safe when I’m in your arms. I wish you’d hold me more. I wish you’d play with me more. I wish you were home more. My world is so small for now, but I know I love you.

I often wonder what you thought about when you and mom planned to have me. Did you think of my first steps? Or perhaps my first word? Or maybe you pictured the same blue eyes you have looking back up at you. Did you ever think that things would be the way they are today?

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How to Love Selflessly

– By Nikki –

Love is important in all forms, but today I want to talk about friendship (or as C.S. Lewis calls it “philia”) and how to accomplish loving a person selflessly. For those of you who want to learn more about his views on that type of love specifically, here is a helpful link, and I would suggest reading his essays in The Four Loves.

For as long as I can remember friendship has always made my life more enjoyable. My childhood best friends still make my life great because when we see each other we reminisce about growing up together. When I think of my high school best friends I still enjoy their company on occasion and we always remember the pains of puberty. And my college friends are also still very meaningful to me. I can remember running with a friend of mine and then getting to class a second before it was about to start. I remember the parties and the pains of becoming an adult because I spent them with people that took care of me, and I thought that maybe I took care of them as well. My husband and I even started out as best friends. I told him everything, and honestly friendship is an essential ingredient in our love story. Continue reading “How to Love Selflessly”

Rom-Com Week! “Away We Go” is the Better Love Story after the Love Story

The film I discussed last time, 500 Days of Summer, was a runaway sleeper hit more successful than anyone imagined. Away We Go, the amazing movie I’m exploring in this post, didn’t even make it’s modest budget back at the box office. As much as I loved 500 Days of Summer and wish both movies had found success, this is the one more deserving. Away We Go is a little indie film starring John Krasinski (of The Office fame) and Maya Rudolph (a brilliant character actor who’s in literally everything).

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I must have seen this film five or six times by now. It’s the only one I can honestly say gets better each time my wife and I sit down to watch it. I can guarantee this film would be in my top-five list, something I can’t say for the other two movies I’ve discussed this week. Continue reading “Rom-Com Week! “Away We Go” is the Better Love Story after the Love Story”

When Life’s Not Fair

I’ll tell you flat out. The only thing that’s fair in life is that everybody will get thrown under the bus at some point. There are situations where the stars align and it seems predestined for you to fail.

Blame it on fate. Blame it on humanity. Blame it on God. The truth is, it doesn’t matter who is on the receiving end of the blame because situations like this simply happen.

I am uniquely qualified to talk about this because yesterday… well yesterday I lost my teaching assistantship at Auburn. This means I will not be teaching COMM 1000 classes next semester. My teaching assistantship is what supplied the funding for my tuition as well as my living expenses. My grades were good, so I can still take classes. The problem is that I don’t currently have a reliable method of paying for them. But this blog post is not to complain or give you the latest report on my life. It’s about life not being fair. Continue reading “When Life’s Not Fair”