In the five years between our two children’s births, my husband (who is a combat veteran), was diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder. While he had always struggled with anxiety, things that he went through in the Army and panic attacks leading to an emotional breakdown on his second deployment (just after our first child was … [Read more…]
Hey you. I’m finally 36 weeks pregnant. Unfortunately, we fought a lot this week. And I just need to tell you… It’s not you, it’s me. And I know you know that I’m 36 weeks pregnant and that it’s hard. But as I went to bed at 9PM, angry, huffing, frustrated…I felt unsure if you … [Read more…]
I read a statistic a few years ago that said that when marriages dissolve, they often do so around year seven of the marriage. That thought kind of frightened me. I kept seeing SEVEN looming in the distance, wondering if we would be able to make it over that hump or not. This Saturday, we … [Read more…]
Both my husband and I would agree our faith was much shallower before we had a child with special needs. The Bible talks repeatedly about the reason for trials and tribulations in the life of a believer, but we both thought that Jesus was supposed to make everything easy and happy all the time. Having been through what we have been through, we both now realize that our faith is deepened through the hard times when we lean on and trust in Christ.
There is so much fluidity here…in the everyday us.
Join me as I open up the conversation in this post over at Singing Through the Rain, 6 Things I Wish I Had Known About Sex (Before I Got Married).