Harry and I have been on a high lately. Everything has been full-steam ahead and there have been no glitches. None. Our pre-marital counseling is going so well. The one-on-one […]
I sat on the other side of the large desk of my pastor and listened as he described me as a Proverbs 31 woman. I held onto Harry’s hands as […]
Tomorrow Harry and I are heading to my pastor’s office for our first pre-marriage counseling appointment. We thought about foregoing that option and just hiring an officiant instead but when […]
Harry asked, “Where do you want to go to dinner? I think we need our place tonight.” I agreed. Yesterday was a bad day. I could detail it all out […]
Highs are cool. Perfect nights like Harry and I had on Thursday. But highs do not sustain a relationship. Nor does normal life. I know a ton of couples who have “normal” and are wallowing in unfulfilled boredom. No – what really makes or breaks a relationship is how they handle stress. When someone or something snaps how is that person a support to you – or not. It’s like the normal days you get up, you train, you prepare, you live. The parades you boast and celebrate. But it’s in the trenches where you see what you’re made of.
Today was a day that I missed my old life. The one where I had everything figured out and didn’t spend time during my day on drama created by idiots. […]
I think back to that short period of time (I’ll grant you that it WAS short) when I was single. I tried very hard not to look for a new man because I didn’t want him to be a mere replacement part. I wanted it to be like I’ve said before finding the masterpiece painting at the garage sale. There was a period of time when I prided myself in NOT looking and being content where God had me in the moment.
It’s hard in moments like this. This wonderful amazing gift of life we all get is also unpredictable and can be very sad. One cannot exist without the other. The shadow proves the sunshine for without light there would be no shadow. It’s a very hard truth. But such is life. And you can disagree, and fight it, and hate it but that doesn’t change anything.
You train for every conceivable scenario playing out when you’re a soldier so that no matter what hits you, you’ll have a plan of attack. Everything that takes training is […]
I woke up this morning and my skull hurt. My eyeballs felt like they were bulging out of my head. My throat was dry. I could hear my son’s feet […]