FAITH AND FOLLY

THE SERIES

Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 22

The morning of June 28th 1985 started bright and early for me. It was the day before, what was going to be the best day of my life. The day I had dreamed about as a little girl, the day I had talked about as a teenage girl and the day I had planned for as an engaged...

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Faith And Folly (the series) Chapter 21

Once again, we were on our way back to Alabama. This time the trip wasn’t just for a visit or holiday break, it was for our wedding. Even though it was still a few months away, I felt like it was tomorrow. My excitement and adrenaline level was at an all time...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 20

It seemed like just yesterday. The day I climbed into a Volkswagen Rabbit to leave home for the very first time, to a place I’d never been, to experience things I had never dreamed of. Now, I was an engaged woman, with a ring on my finger and a love in my heart...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 19

After my short stay in Verdigris, I flew back home to Alabama to finish out the rest of my summer. While Devin was 721 miles away in Oklahoma, Mom and I were busy with wedding plans. We booked the florist and the caterer, looked for bridesmaid dresses and shopped for...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 18

My summer trip to Verdigris proved to be somewhat of an eye opener. Not only was I a city girl…I was a southern city girl, and Devin was a true Midwestern country boy. That was just the beginning of differences. I grew up thinking about dance class, hair...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 17

The end of my first year of college was quickly coming to an end, and I was ready! I was ready for home, for some hot humid air, for the ocean, for some good ol’ home cooking and to see my friends and family. But there was one thing I was not ready for to, being...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 16

Spring break was now over. I felt like I had experienced one thousand emotions over the past ten days. I was Excited to go home and introduce Devin to my parents. I was ecstatic and shocked when Devin asked me to marry him. I was saddened at the death of Devin’s...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 15

The decision was made that night on our way home. Devin would be going with me to Alabama to meet my parents. I quickly made a call home to let my mom know. Although she knew pretty much everything about Devin and our love for each other….she had never had the...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 14

Over the next few months, our relationship grew deeper and our love grew stronger. We took long walks in the snow and spent long nights at the library, till they ran us out, just so we could be together. We watched movies at the Joust and made frequent visits to the...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 13

Once I boarded the plane, and it’s wheels left the Tarmac, it was then that everything hit me. There were a whole gamut of human emotions that were fighting for the lead. I was sad to leave Alabama. I would miss the southern drawl of its people, their generous...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 12

There we sat, the hometown boy and I, in the front seat of his car. I sat there…stunned…holding the ring in my hand, while he waited anxiously for my reaction. That drum that had been beating in my head sounded more like a full on marching band now. I knew...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 11

When the wheels of the plane touched down on that Alabama Tarmac, Ginger and I could finally breathe a sigh of relief. I couldn’t wait to fill my lungs with some of that southern humid air and give my momma a big hug. She had paced the floors for two days,...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 10

The intended two and a half hour trip took much longer than we had hoped, because of the storm. The Turn Pike was hidden by a thick overlay of compacted snow, leaving no visible lines or borders as a guide. The milky white clusters were as big as saucers and could...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 9

Once I made it to my room and crawled into bed I couldn’t go to sleep for all the voices in my head and butterflies in my stomach. The voices were quoting, verbatim, everything Devin had said earlier that night. Did he really say everything I thought he said?...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 8

After that brief, awkward, snot wiping episode in the parking lot, life went back to normal. With classes to attend, tests to study for and papers to write there wasn’t much of time for socializing. Before I knew it, December had arrived and so had the Christmas...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 7

After that last brief conversation between cranky butt and myself…I didn’t waste any more energy on him. I thought to myself, if he wants to spend his life being a crab…fine! If he feels the need to push caring people away…no skin off of my...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 6

The next few weeks at CBC were great. I enrolled in my classes, found my way around campus and added daily to my list of new friends. The joke on campus (and off) was that CBC didn’t stand for Central Bible College…it stood for Central Bridal College....

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 5

After that first whirlwind day of new beginnings and first time experiences, I woke up to yet another day full of firsts. It would my first day finding my way around a college campus. My first day being 700 miles from home. My first day trying to get ready in the...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 4

The moment Ginger and I pulled out of that grocery store parking lot, I knew my life would never be the same and I was ready. I was ready for a change, a new start, a new outlook and a fresh beginning. My life at home had not been a bad one at all. As a matter of fact...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 3

As I walked away from the choir loft that night, my head was spinning. It was a combination of, fear, excitement, fear, confusion, joy and fear all rolled into one huge emotion. Not only had college never entered my mind, I don’t think it had entered anyone...

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Faith and Folly (the series) Chapter 2

Little did I know, that just days after praying that prayer and dedicating my life to God’s perfect plan, that everything as I knew it was about to change. We, my family that is, went to church every time the doors were open. Sunday morning, Sunday night,...

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Faith And Folly (the series) Chapter 1

This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’s something I’ve thought about…talked about…prayed about and dreamed about. It’s also something I have put off for a long time. But no longer. Today is the day I start writing...

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