True love is him asking, “Why do you love me?” and me answering, “Because it’s worth it.”
My husband and I just celebrated our 5th anniversary. On our 2nd anniversary, we started a tradition which we both really love. We make and decorate an anniversary cake together. We did so on our 2nd, 4th, and 5th anniversaries (the other two years, Russ was deployed). 2nd anniversary cake: 4th anniversary cake: Here I … [Read more…]
My husband’s thoughts about reconnecting with his son after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
I wrote the following words about my husband and my marriage in a private message to two close friends of mine. “He has been getting on my nerves all day…” 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 … [Read more…]
Friday morning… a day off. A bowl of oatmeal, a bright green shirt, tousled hair. An everyday, every-morning moment… Blue-green eyes, bright sunlight bursting through my kitchen window. A moment that took my breath away. Me: “Man, you look amazing this morning…” Him: “Well, if you think so, then you should get your camera and take … [Read more…]
Ezra isn’t the only one who stayed busy this summer. And even though our lives intersect so much that the lines of reality blur (like yesterday, when I went to the store, and almost put the cart back because the child safety belt was messed up…only to realize I was shopping alone and the strap … [Read more…]
I recently this post about “The Best Advice I Ever Received About Being Married.” The nutshell version of her post is that as wives, one of the best things that we can do is get involved and interested in the hobbies of our husband. And then I didn’t feel so silly. All guys have hobbies. … [Read more…]
A few weeks ago, I wrote a guest blog post for my friend Kathryn about deployment. One of the things that I encouraged her to do in that post was to “enjoy the deployment.” Shortly thereafter she responded on her blog by writing a post entitled “Reasons to Enjoy a TDY.” I enjoyed reading her … [Read more…]