The “D” word was never allowed in our home. It was never an option. Not even as a joke. Strictly forbidden. Catching on to how I said “was”?
My husband and I have reached a very real point in our marriage where it is an option and we are carefully trying to discern if that is our only option at the moment.
Continue reading The D Word
Listen: We can’t be there for others if we can’t be there for ourselves. Continue reading You Can Do It…Even When You Can’t
To love unconditionally, as I have learned, is to love someone beyond their flaws. It is to love them through their failures. To love them through disappointments and let downs. It is also to be loved unconditionally in return. Continue reading I Do, Take Two
So I’ll try. I will continue to try. This isn’t the kind of try that I have been trying these past 5.5 years. This kind of try requires a whole new level of strength, humility, effort, and energy. It’s something new. So I have to try. Continue reading Sometimes I can’t…Sometimes I can
I see this hanging on my wall every single day. It’s currently hanging above my sons diaper changing station, so I see it multiple times a day! Can I be honest? Deep down this note that a friend wrote to us on our wedding day 4.5 yrs ago, it’s what has helped me to stay above water when I felt like I was sinking. I’m … Continue reading “Prove them all wrong, guys”
We interacted for about 45 seconds today at the check out stand at Safeway on 85th street in Kirkland. Your willingness to reach out to me while I tried to sooth my sleepy toddler in his stroller, all while trying to check out more items I could carry, you made a deep impact on me- more than you could have ever known. All you said … Continue reading To the fellow mom that validated my existence today…
For the past week I have been posting something that I respect about my husband each day. I challenged myself to see past all the dirty laundry and unorganized dishes to purposefully and intentionally respect my husband in a way I never have before. Each day I grow to love him more along the way. Today though, was a little different. I know I haven’t … Continue reading Goodbye, Fiora
I noticed that ^ this ^ was one of the main reasons why Jason and I began to have issues in our marriage. Obviously if you throw in a new baby to an already existing issue, that issue becomes much larger. To figure this out takes a while. To nurture your relationship back to health takes time and effort. Not 50/50, but 100/100. When you … Continue reading Marriage and Babies (Don’t Give Up!)
Can I start off by saying just how proud I am of both myself and my husband for NOT tipping over?! Ha! We survived our number one fear of tipping over while kayaking(but I’m sure we would have a gained a good laugh from it had it happened anyway). So far we have been very lucky drawing out slips that are friendly for this weather. … Continue reading Date Slip #29: Kayaking
Thursday nights are my favorite nights. It’s our date night. And every Friday leading up to the next Thursday is my second favorite night. It’s the night we draw out a piece of paper that has been folded in half a few times, along with many other slips just like it, all stuffed in a mason jar, and we find out what we will be … Continue reading Date Night