At the beginning of every May is when we would get into one of those fights. A crazy argument out of left field that leaves me going, where did that come from? One year it was lunchmeat. Joe had snapped at me and was all disappointed when I didn’t bring home the right kind of […]
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I grew up as a church girl. So I was always in church and never wanted to miss a Sunday. Joe and I met at church and ever since, going to church has been a huge part of our lives. Then we had our first baby, and I looked at Mother’s Day Sunday with the joy […]
Do you ever get a new purchase and it’s so new and shiny and nice -looking and you vow to yourself- and yell at your kids- we gotta keep this nice!I Joe and I recently bought a new-to-us van and even though it was several years old we were so impressed at the condition it […]
Admission: We’re not compatible. Marriage is one of those things where you absolutely need compatibility, right? You need to live together, work through the toughest of issues together. In the technology world, we often have to check software- is this program compatible with this program? Which means, can they work together to accomplish a goal? […]
Joe says that when he chose to marry me he knew he had to give me enough power to completely destroy him. When he says, Tara, you could completely ruin me- that’s the highest compliment he could pay me. It means I’ve earned a very high level of trust- enough to bring ruin to […]
A few years ago, Joe would worry about our daughter riding her bike around the block. I would be excited for her but Joe worried about her safety. Then what seems to be a few days later and that same girl is driving the highways on her own, which statistically is the most dangerous place […]