November 21, 2018 KimHarms

It’s my 20th anniversary. It doesn’t feel like we’re old enough for 20 years of marriage, but the calendar says it’s true, so we’ll go with it. Living with Corey for the last 2 decades has been a wild and crazy adventure. I love him lots. To paraphrase Jerry Maguire “he completes me.”  (Just Kidding. He’s awesome, but he’s not Jesus.) Because I’m a word person and things like anniversaries get me in the mood for reminiscing, I’m gonna share a few things I would’ve missed out on in the last 20 years if I hadn’t become Mrs. Harms. Carter…

November 15, 2018 KimHarms

    Reconstructing Intimacy After Breast Cancer I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Juli Slattery of Authentic Intimacy for her Java with Juli podcast recently.  I will keep this post short and let the podcast speak itself, but I will say this about our journey to “authentic intimacy” post mastectomy and breast reconstruction.  I think if Corey and I had really thought through how sex would change when I no longer had breasts, we would’ve had an inkling that there was going to be a struggle ahead, but we were so focused at first on…

November 13, 2018 KimHarms

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40, so I was on the old side of young when cancer struck. I didn’t have all the worries of a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer, but there are definitely a variety of concerns young women deal with that older women don’t.  Today I’ve compiled a list of helpful links for young breast cancer fighters and survivors. Wildfire Magazine is the first. I have had the opportunity to write two articles for Wildfire, a bi-monthly magazine for young fighters and survivors of breast cancer. The editor, April Stearns, is a young…

October 18, 2018 KimHarms 2Comment

Straight. Paved. And well lit. (Preferably with cute Narnia lampposts every 50 feet or so.) That is what I wish the path from where I am now to the place where God wants me to be looked like. Corey and I recently made some significant changes in our life. Necessary but hard changes. And it’s easy  for me to get caught up in wondering where God is taking me and how the heck I’m gonna get there.  Are we doing the right things? Are we leading our kids the way they need to be led? Are we willing to give…

October 12, 2018 KimHarms

In the past year both my parents and my in-laws have celebrated 50 years of marriage. (Today is my folks 50th.)  That’s a whole century of commitment. Corey and I are blessed and our boys are blessed by the legacy that these four people are leaving us. I’m sure I could easily come up with 100 things I’ve learned from both my parents and Corey’s if I sat at this keyboard long enough. But for the sake of brevity, I’ll stop myself at 10. Work hard.   My dad is the hardest worker I know. For years and years and…