Broken Trunk

JESS GRAY ROBERTS

 
Green Forest

ABOUT

My name's Jess. It's actually Jessica, but I always think it sounds funny when people say it and make it a three syllable name: Jess-i-ca, like it's a lot of work for them so I just prefer Jess. I've always been told I talk a lot, sometimes too much, and it's true. I have a messy story, like most of us probably do. I love big emotions and all the words that go into and out of those emotions and I like to write them down. I'm generally very unsure of myself, which is why I like the delete button and why it's taken me about fifty-five times to write the About Me. I've had two husbands. I have three daughters from three different daddies. And the life that I've been given inside and around those last two sentences are what I hope to sort out in this space. I love my family more than I thought was possible. I love to run and one day I hope to be good at it. I'm a teacher, a nurse, and a friend, but not always in that order. I'm usually forgetting someone's birthday, and constantly reminded of my need for Jesus.    

 

a season not wasted

I'm starting to feel like I'm the only parent that cannot accept the season I'm in the midst of. My girls are all at very different...

why being vulnerable matters

A short look back through my recent texts and Instagram messages reveals something that I have come to believe is essential in the life...

a reason to run

Today I had the joy of getting to run with Ava. Christmas break happens to interrupt the short indoor track season (I'm not complaining),...

the bleak, dark night

When I used to live in the midwest, running in wintertime was like fighting an invisible enemy, namely, the wind. I went to college in...

you had me at...war?

A few weeks ago I happened to see a photo posted by a friend on facebook. The photo was like so many that we see here in the south:...

this is the time to sow

Historically, our family hasn't been as consistent as we would like to be with family devotions. Although Rhodes and I were both raised...

if i can swim, i can write

Several years ago I thought I might give effort to adding swimming to my fitness aspirations. I watched from afar as my sister enjoyed a...

 

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