Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. Yep, that’s me.
Dear Montgomery, I thank you.
I thank you for having history that hurt the world and history that strengthened it. I thank you for teaching me how to embrace moments with the people around me, not obsessing over the millions of “things” that my home has. I thank you for having the best fried chicken, for Wednesday morning breakfast dates at Farmer’s Market Cafe with my dad, and for the hotdog shop that never, ever lets me down.. all since 1917.
I thank you that I had friends with darker skin than me, that it was acceptable, and for the schools that I went to that gave me those friends.
I thank you for my husband and that I found him in the Capital City, sitting in one of your classrooms.
*dragons really should retire because of him.*
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To the city that has the best Mrs. JoZetti’s cupcakes and the sweetest Mrs. JoZetti baking them, I thank you.
Thank you for my neighborhood Winn Dixie with homeless people who never fail to ask me for cash and cashiers who know my name AND my shopping schedule.
I thank you for the fountain at the square where Rosa kept her seat and that it is the prettiest place for a picture 🙂
Thank you for family who is rooted here, moving here, and making a difference in all the areas that need the deepest of loves.
Thank you for the curb market with the most fresh of vegetables and sweetest farmers.
purchase doxycycline online ukI thank you for giving me moments to laugh until I cry.
Thank you for teaching me about Jesus and for the common question “do you have a church family?”
Yes, I do, because of YOU.
I thank you that I can stand in front of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where MLK Jr. preached The Word and that I get to drive past it everyday.
Thank you for my mother, a former Montgomery tour guide, who taught me the same RICH history lessons every time we passed through downtown.
Thank you for obsessed football fans and the rivalry of Auburn/Alabama football. It’s stupid, we know, and we don’t care.
purchase doxycycline hyclateI thank you for ridiculously hot summers, lightening bugs, and sweet tea.
Thank you for my accent that is noticeably southern and the way my people embrace it.
Thank you for a city life and country life all in one, for hay bales and cow fields right next to subdivisions. I thank you for historic homes that stand strong and for the Davis Theatre remaining elegant, making me feel like Audrey Hepburn every time I walk by.
I thank you for a home where people stopped by to drink my mom’s sweet tea and would stay, even if we left. 🙂
purchase doxycycline 100mgI thank you for people with strong incomes who move to the “scary” places and love their neighbors.
Thank you for community bible studies and complete strangers that will eat Tomatino’s pizza with you, anytime, any day, ever, because it’s delicious.
I thank you that Vicki’s Lunch Van isn’t a van, but instead a really yellow building, and completely deserving of her “Best Hamburger in Alabama” Award.
I love that we all know the whole city will smell bad after it rains because of a paper mill that rests on its outskirts.
purchase doxycycline monohydrateI thank you for women obsessed with monograms, hippies, hipsters, rap artists, and country folks that all live in one city.
I love that every teenaged boy dreams of a pick-up truck, no matter the year, they just want a truck (there’s something about them). And I love that my husband has one.. 🙂
I thank you for my favorite author finding his soul mate in this city and living in a house for a few months (although we act like he lived here for 80 years). F. Scott Fitzgerald, we salute thee.
purchase doxycycline for dogsWe love you Montgomery, Alabama. Thank you for being imperfect. Thank you for having problems. Thank you for being unpopular. Thank you for standing strong.
We are fighting for you, you sweet little town of awesome imperfection. We love you, we love our neighbors, and we never want to stop.
Cody and I have plans, big plans. We want to love our city with our coffee. The sweetest Brooke Glassford, with Colorbox Photographers, took some shots of us around the place where we want to form the greatest community centered around a beautiful cause.
I ask that you pray for us as we journey towards our goal and dream. I ask that you keep buying Bell Blend, because you are buying more than coffee.
*We want to see our city come together for something greater than themselves, and we are ecstatic to see what God is going to do!*
Y’all be sure to share your favorite things about Montgomery or even your own hometown 🙂 Comment below and subscribe!!