Yesterday was our 5th anniversary. Five years is a pretty big deal. We’ve been through a lot in those five years. We’ve spent two of those years apart. It’s been a long five years. But, as hard as they have been, they have been a good five years. I would like to commemorate this event … [Read more…]
“A rosebush is a much better picture of what marriage is really like. It has thorns. It is beautiful when it blooms, but it’s rather plain looking the rest of the year. It’s very much alive, but it isn’t always stunning or colorful. In the same way, marriage isn’t this wonderful, breathtaking thing day-in and day-out. Sometimes marriage just a thorny green bush. But the times when the beauty comes through in stunning blossoms makes the plain times, the painful times, worth it all.” The best anniversary gift I’ve ever received…a rosebush that keeps on growing with each passing year of marriage.
For four years of marriage, I based how good of a wife I was on my performance. …I stopped singing and shook my head at the irony, as I realized that this problem I have extended far beyond just my marriage. It originated in a faulty view of God that I had believed since childhood.
The more that I love and serve God, the more He’s going to love and accept me.
“He has been getting on my nerves all day…” I wrote this about my husband in a private message to two close friends of mine. Around the New Year the three of us decided that we would gather together daily on Facebook to talk to each other, reach out to each other, and hold each … [Read more…]
This Christmas season started off rough…Thanksgiving was simple but stressful, leaving me wonder how I was going to make it through the holiday season. I found myself decorating my Christmas tree in tears, only to be softly spoken to by God and reminded that joy can still be found in the darkest of times. I … [Read more…]
Today I spent almost all day on my feet…doing dishes, making homemade chicken soup, and five separate batches of cookies. By the end of the day all I could think about was a hot shower and bed. While I was eating my dinner, hubby asked me to pull the rules out of the new card … [Read more…]
One of the biggest problems I’ve had in my marriage is all the little fights I have with my husband…the little fights about the little things…the little things that an hour later you wondered why they were such a big deal in the first place. It’s unfortunate, but little fights result in big hurts. Big … [Read more…]
This song “Hero’s Wife” was a work of God. As a Ministry Team Leader at the website formerly known as Christian Military Wives – now known as Christian Military Wives Fellowship, I was put in charge of making a tribute video that would represent the vision and desire of CMW. As I searched for a … [Read more…]
On Wednesday, I drove up to the battalion rear detachment HQ and picked up a paper copy of Russell’s orders. I can finally definitively say that we ARE moving to Kentucky this fall. Russ will be home early this summer. We will be taking a trip up to KY to find housing and then over … [Read more…]
I could have named this post a lot of different titles…some of the others I was thinking of were “A Date Alone” and “Life is What You Make It”…but I’m sticking with this one for now. I pretty much spent all of the day in the house, not because I intentionally wanted to or enjoyed … [Read more…]
I’ve been a wifey for a year now. Tomorrow is our first anniversary! It’s weird to me…(I know, a strange way to begin a blog post about an anniversary)…but it’s true. Because I don’t feel like I’ve been married for a whole year. Russ and I have spent 4 months and 22 days of that … [Read more…]
Where do I begin? In the last 3 days I’ve gone from absolutely loving today, to absolutely hating it. Let me explain… On Thursday, I went to HEB to grab some groceries really quick for dinner. It was like paradise! Balloons, roses, chocolate, strawberries, and hearts were EVERYWHERE!!! I instantly became a pile of melty … [Read more…]