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A St. Patty’s Day Story

Alana —  March 17, 2014 — Leave a comment

I only loved one guy before I met my husband. He was my longest dating relationship prior to meeting Josh. And I’m proud to say the relationship lasted an entire six weeks.

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Alana_2004I remember having a conversation with my Mom during my “party” phase. Somehow, (maybe because of her superpower MomSense), she knew I was drinking and seemed concerned that it was/would get out of hand. I was a little shocked that she knew, but I completely downplayed it, “Oh Mom, yeah I drink, but I only drink a little.” Looking back, I am thankful she approached me to have this conversation, rather than ignore it. At the time I thought, “Geez woman. You’re crampin’ my style!” Okay, I didn’t really think that because that sounds like we were living in the early 90’s and this was 2004. Continue Reading…

Intoxicated Me

Alana —  November 15, 2012 — 5 Comments

The first time I became drunk, I was 22 years old. I had moved from my hometown in Lansing, MI to Grand Rapids to go to college. Growing up, I was taught that drinking was bad. Or at least, “Don’t drink until you turn 21 and it is legal.” To my knowledge, my parents never had alcohol in the house, so I wasn’t really exposed to it. In high school, I had friends who partied and drank at a young age, but I was too naive to realize it then. I maintained a strong conviction that I was not going to drink until I was of legal age. On my 21st birthday, I was on a mission trip in another country, so that pretty much nixed that opportunity. Continue Reading…