… An Unexpected Love Story

I was embarrassed to tell anyone this until today. Crazy! Right? Though we live in a progressive society, it sometimes feel as if the "non-judgment" rule is only applicable to certain lifestyles. And let's face it, marrying young and soon is not one of them.  I was 22 years old, a very-recent college graduate, focused, …

A Letter to My Eldest Sister

Dear darling: The intent of this letter is to express my gratitude to you, with hopes to encourage you, as you celebrate your 18th birthday for the second time. "Happy Birthday, Deri.  Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday!" I woke up, this morning, with you on my mind -- excited for your new chapter. Thankful…