About Brooke

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'” -C.S. Lewis

Hi y’all! I am so happy you’re here. Thank you for joining the conversation at As One Loves. My dream for this blog is to be a resource, a community, and an accepting place to discuss love and relationships of all kind.

Since this is a space for love, I want to share with you some of the things that fill my heart with joy every day.

My family. I grew up with my mom and dad and two older sisters. My sisters are my absolute best friends. We know everything about each other and are there for one another at a moment’s notice. My dad is the smartest, silliest person I know. He taught me about integrity and hard work and unconditional love. My mom was a beautiful ray of joy. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 46.

Now, I have a big, blended family that gets bigger every day. Born from tragedy, our hodgepodge patch work of a family was formed when a widow and a widower found each other. In the process, I got a mother figure, another beautiful sister, and my very first brother.

Since then, I’ve gained two brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, and a nephew.

My boyfriend. You know the cliche about the dorky kid in high school who grows up to be super handsome and charming? That’s my Bosch. We met when we were 16 and became friends immediately. It wasn’t long until we were best friends, but then we went off to college and lost touch for a year.

That summer after our first year, we were both back in our hometown and decided to reconnect. To my surprise, Bosch had grown about a foot, had a year of college maturity under his belt, and was looking cuter than ever. We’ve been together since 2012. After doing long distance for more than 4 years, we finally moved to the same city and got an apartment together.

Our time together has been full of laughter, smiles, bickering, tears, lessons learned, walls broken down, and so much happiness. Most of the time, you can find us swooning while our cats do something completely mundane or cuddled up on the couch watching Game of Thrones.

My friends. I’ve been so blessed to have friends stretched across the state and the country. No matter if we talk every day or once a month, I cherish my friendships so much. They provide endless laughs, stimulating conversation — or sometimes complete nonsense conversation — and a reminder that we can connect with anybody and everybody in this world, if we just get the chance.