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She was a bit of a girlie-girl and a bit of a tom boy. As she got older she started to lean more to one side of the fence. She loved makeup, glitter, PINK, and boys. She just never found the love for Butterflies.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 02.08.2012 @ 4:03 pm


Hurry up and wait. Seems to be everyone’s motto these days. She thought the military was bad, well the civilian world wasn’t any better. Every turn they make is another “hurry up and wait” moment. And, frankly, she’s getting tired of it.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 12.22.2011 @ 11:28 am


In her mind, he is her world. It’s overly cliche for her to think this way, but she does. He saved her when she needed it most, and for that, she is forever connected to him. Whether they’re in love, friends, or just acquaintances, he will always hold a huge chunk of her heart in his hands. He is her life, her very existence.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 09.08.2011 @ 9:47 am


Pre-Approved for a credit card. Every young person gets excited when they start getting offers like that in the mail. They jumped at the opportunity, with no idea what they were getting themselves into. Slowly but surely they were digging deeper into debt. Sinking lower and lower until they couldn’t see the top.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 08.23.2011 @ 5:05 am


She only had a driving permit. Her friend had a license, but she wasn’t old enough to make it legal. They both knew they were doing something wrong. They were having fun, they didn’t care. She drove illegally through the back roads, picking up more and more speed, becoming more and more dangerous. The radio was blaring out the windows and they were singing at the top of their lungs. Not a care in the world. At the top of the hill, going 90+ miles an hour, a motorcycle appeared, their hearts stopped. The breaks did their job. No one was hurt, they didn’t crash. They learned a lesson they’ll never forget that day.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 08.09.2011 @ 3:56 pm


They were married, but they were still young. Dinner was not always cooked at home, in fact, more often than not it was brought home in a grease stained paper bag. There was nothing wrong with that. He had his favorite places, and she had hers. One place they both agreed was one of their favorites, was a simple Chicken Joint. They were very devoted costumers of Wing-N-Things. When they moved out of Southern California, that restaurant topped the list of things the missed.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 07.31.2011 @ 11:02 pm


She had seen violence in her past, and was worried she would never escape it. When she first started dating him she kept him far away from her in order to save herself from any pain. He proved he was a man before society deemed him one. She let herself get close to him as he promised to keep her safe. He never let her down.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 07.20.2011 @ 10:27 pm


She always wanted to be a cheerleader. When the new school opened up and was holding open auditions, she was ecstatic. She talked her Mom into taking her to ABC school for try-outs, which wasn’t an easy feat considering how much it was going to cost. She had the highest of hopes, knowing it was a new school, therefore there wasn’t a previous clique she would have to break into. The day came, and she was ready. She and her mom jumped into the car and headed out. It was too bad her mom drove to XYZ school instead of ABC school and caused her to miss try-outs.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 07.19.2011 @ 12:16 pm


She’s always wanted a baby. Even at a younger age than she should have been wanting one. He wanted to wait, so they waited. And they waited, and waited some more. Now they are trying, but having no luck. She still wants a baby more than anything. Not being able to get pregnant, never expecting, is really breaking her heart.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 07.10.2011 @ 9:52 am


He always wore this one shirt. She hated the color but loved the way it looked on him. It was a maroon, tight, t-shirt.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 07.08.2011 @ 5:28 am


They were just kids. Spending as much time outside playing as their parents would allow. They played with all the kids in the neighborhood, playing tag, cards, skateboarding, everything normal kids did. It was obvious they had a crush on each other, but they were both too shy to act on it. After all, they were just kids. Over time, all the kids grew up, some of them moved away, some stayed, some had babies. They got married.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 06.29.2011 @ 10:18 am


They hadn’t seen each other in 8 months. He had been overseas serving his country, but not he was home. They didn’t want to waste a second, and they surely didn’t want to wait the 2 hours before they would be home. Lust was overtaking them. They made it home, but not by much.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 06.28.2011 @ 10:04 am


They never thought they’d end up together in the end. They started dating when they were kids. No one would have predicted they would get married. They spent a year and a half apart, and realized they were meant to be together. When they got back together the first time, it was like nothing had happened. They were the same kids, more in love than ever, and nothing could break them apart.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 06.20.2011 @ 11:33 am


Their definition of dating wasn’t what you’d typically expect. They didn’t go on dates, they just hung out at home. Always. They’d spend the day together, sitting outside, playing card games, hanging out with friends, doing anything and everything, as long as they were together. One night it was raining. They were still outside, together. They cuddled together for warmth. It wasn’t sexual. It wasn’t leading anywhere. It was just a small embrace to keep them warm and trying to stay out of the rain. It was an embrace that she will never forget.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 06.14.2011 @ 11:03 am


They met when they were young. They both knew they had strong feelings for each other. It was obvious that they had dated other people before, but she didn’t expect to like his ex so much. She didn’t have much time to get to know her, and when she died, no one expected her to be so sad. She was dating his ex, it wasn’t normal for them to be friends.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 06.12.2011 @ 10:54 am


He was already off at boot camp. She was back home, still in high school. She loved him with all her heart and everyone could see that. Her teacher knew there was something different about her, which lead her to take a special interest in her. Throughout her whole senior year, her teacher acted almost like a “school mom.” It was a little annoying at first, but the girl soon came to realize that her teacher was just trying to look out for her.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 06.10.2011 @ 6:18 am

They had the same teacher. They were in different class periods, but the same class. The teacher knew they were dating, and knew that their relationship was a little more advanced than it should have been at their age. She showed up with hickies on her neck one day. They were young and didn’t yet realize how tacky those things are. The Teacher asked her where she got them and had a long talk with her about taking things slow. The same thing happened after lunch when he showed up for her class. Needless to say, class was awkward for the next few weeks.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 06.09.2011 @ 1:30 pm


There was a soundtrack to their dating days. Most of it was whatever was playing on the Country Radio Station. She would listen to the songs and analyze the words, while he would analyze her. There was a song about a painting that they loved. None of the songs were written for them. None fit into their situation perfectly. However; there were some that just clicked.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 06.06.2011 @ 5:38 pm


They used to listen to the radio constantly. They’d just hang out all day together with music playing in the background. No matter what they were doing, there was always music blaring from the speakers. Things changed over the years. Their radio hardly ever gets used anymore. They turned into a stereotypical couple who changed dramatically after marriage.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 06.03.2011 @ 11:35 am


She was fighting back tears. They knew it was going to happen, they’ve known for months, but that didn’t make it any easier. She helped him back his bags. They found everything on the list that he was suppose to bring with him. They packed his C-Bags, they packed his backpack, they packed everything. The next morning he would be gone. The last bit of time the have together before deployment, and they spend it packing bags. It’s a night she’ll cherish forever, and never forget.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 06.01.2011 @ 2:18 pm


He was always under strict orders, being in the Military. He was told how to shave, how long his hair could be, what he could or couldn’t wear. Once he was a civilian again, he reveled in his ability to make up his own mind. He didn’t cut his hair or shave for days, even weeks. One day, while feeling especially kooky, he had a little fun during his daily grooming. His wife came home to find him with a mohawk, sideburns, and a mustache. He didn’t keep them long. He just enjoyed knowing he could if he wanted to.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 05.29.2011 @ 11:48 am


I’ve been trying to relate all of my writings to memories, things that have actually happened to me, but “booth” doesn’t ring any bells, so I’m just going to ramble a bit. All I think of are “Booth” from the TV show “Bones”, and a Photo Booth. I really want to have a photo booth at my wedding. Now I’ve said Booth so many times in my head that it doesn’t even sound like a real word anymore.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 05.25.2011 @ 10:47 am


They got married. Normally, the next step would be to live together. They rented a room from a friend and their life started. It wasn’t what she expected. She was in love with him, but not the way their life was going. She wanted to be domestic, but that wasn’t going to happen if they had to live in someone else’s house.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 05.19.2011 @ 7:06 pm


She was alone. She was surrounded by friends, but inside, she was alone. Her husband had been over seas for months, and she was alone. There were other men in her life. While her husband was gone those other men seemed to make themselves more and more of an option. She didn’t appreciate them. They were pushing her, tempting her and it was hurting her. They didn’t care.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 05.17.2011 @ 4:10 pm


She lies there in bed, next to the love of her life. They hadn’t seen each other in over 9 months. She got all dressed up to meet him as he came home from Iraq today. They spent the whole afternoon together, but as night time rolled around, things changed. He fell asleep, she was awake in the dark, staring at the ceiling. What was he dreaming about? What was running through his mind today during the silent moments. He wont talk about it, she’ll always be curious.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 05.16.2011 @ 4:38 pm


It had been years since they we sitting together in a room like they were today. She had butterflies in her stomach. No idea if he still felt the way he use to. Had he forgotten all the love they use to share for each other, or would every thing just snap back into place at any moment? There was only one way to find out.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 05.15.2011 @ 6:22 pm


He knew she had drank too much. He didn’t seem to care. He helped her into the bedroom, and onto his bed. He wasn’t worried that she was spoken for, or that she couldn’t speak for herself at that moment. He had been waiting for this opportunity since he met her, and he was going to take it.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 05.14.2011 @ 8:09 pm


She was not excited about the move this time. Not excited one bit. Moving from such a beautiful new house into a horrible wasteland. There was nothing to be excited about. All she could think about was needing a change. Something needed to start going her way, she could not go on like this for the rest of her life.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 05.13.2011 @ 11:36 am


She had a smile on her face. Everyone kept looking at her and whispering. She knew why but didn’t want to tell anyone yet. She was glowing, she was finally pregnant after all those years of trying.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 05.12.2011 @ 3:38 pm


All I could hear was crying. She was screaming, and no one was helping her. I tried to ignore it, she’s not my kid. Her mom was right next to her, but no one was consoling her. I wanted more than anything to go hug her and tell her she’d be ok. Everything will be ok.

» Posted By Kari Shadrick On 05.11.2011 @ 9:35 am

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