My favorite thing I say to Joe, besides “I love you”? Honestly, it’s like the phrase just flies off my tongue before I even have a chance to grab it. “That won’t work.” There was a time where 99% of our arguments stemmed from some version of that phrase leaving one of our mouths and […]
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Confession: I hate giving Joe space. I want to be close to him. You know that’s why I dated him, and married him. Get in his business, in his face. HI HONEY! I’M HERE!!! I especially thought when we got married that closeness would be a mark a good marriage, right? We would […]
Over the years, Joe has always been more interested in adding a dog to the family, especially for our kids’ sake, but for me the answer was always a big NO WAY NOT EVER. I’ve served my time potty training and cleaning up accidents and chasing little creatures with attitude. Whenever our boys brought the […]
Remember growing up when you used that long corded telephone to call a friend – and then that disappointment when the phone just rang and rang and rang? Or maybe she wasn’t home. Instead of getting to share your news you get nothing? It can feel like that with my husband. Hello?? Is anybody home? […]
Do you ever get two minutes or so into an argument and you feel the whole thing going downhill? You know you’re about to say something you probably shouldn’t say. Then maybe you want to do the right thing, but it feels easier to argue your point. Joe and I have had […]
It’s only when you’re squeezed that you find out what’s inside. When stress hits our family, sometimes it’s the ugly that spills out. It doesn’t always feel like our best moments. It’s not what we envisioned our marriage would look like when we were standing at the altar. But stressful times are a reality. […]
It has taken Joe and me years of talking and praying together to help us both understand exactly how his childhood has affected him. Coming from a broken family and a childhood full of trauma and abuse, we have learned that the healing process is long and much of the pain Joe carries will […]