Poetry: Being With You

By Monica C. Voskamp   You run your hands through my hair And press a kiss upon my furrowed brow You have faith to say, “It's going to be okay, darling The future is not any of your yesterdays.”   You have the courage to hold me close Even as hot tears wet through your [...]

Belief: Your lifeline.

By Monica C. Voskamp He stared at my photos of the past obese me and then locked eyes on the current present me, shook his head in awe and said to me: “Monica, if you can lose 100 pounds…you can do anything.” That phrase has stuck in my mind. So many times I’ve undermined my [...]

Streaming Live

By Monica C. Voskamp I'm scared. I don't want to admit how terribly frightened I am of letting love in, of seeing what love could be, of stopping all my rules for what love should be. It hit me today..Maybe love doesn't have such a black & white definition. Maybe love is so big, ultimately, [...]

Rethinking: Push Delete on Reality

By Monica C. Voskamp Do you know how many pictures I deleted when I was the 'Big Me'? Too many. I cringe as I think of one picture summer 2012. Of course it was summer, at the beach. I had bought a workout shirt for a swim top, donned a bright pink top, and then [...]