Tagged: marriage

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A Letter to My Husband

I’m re-posting this letter I wrote to Garreth for our 18th anniversary because this is an important week to remember that we’re on the same team. Somehow the stress of dealing with Aidan’s medical issues brings out the best in us. I’ve written before about how My Husband is not Romantic but that he Pinky Swears that he loves me. *************** Luv, You asked me one night as we locked fingers in bed if I’d...

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A Letter to My Husband

I’m posting this letter I wrote to Garreth for our 18th anniversary for two reasons. First, my sister loves when I write about my marriage. Second, I believe that it will help change the narrative about raising a child with a disability and getting divorced. I’ve written before about how My Husband is not Romantic but that he Pinky Swears that he loves me. *************** Luv, You asked me one night as we locked fingers...

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How My Husband is NOT Romantic

(Y’all seemed to like this post so I’m reposting for Valentine’s Day) So if you had been following me on Facebook you would know that in advance of my recent 40th birthday my husband did the following things: brought me home a whoopee pie and stuck some candles in it,bought me a dozen red roses,and then deep purple lilies,wrote our vows on the bathroom mirror,packed me a snack for a long day and cut my...

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Ok, Maybe He IS Romantic

Instead of doing a year end favorite blog posts wrap up, I’ve decided to recant one of my most searched for posts. This is not a marriage blog; it’s a journey through Disability World blog. Yet people find me by googling, “My husband is not romantic.” If you found me that way, first let me say, I’m so sorry about your husband. Join the club. I’d also like to say, I’m so sorry this blog...

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How My Husband is NOT Romantic

So if you had been following me on Facebook you would know that in advance of my recent 40th birthday my husband did the following things: brought me home a whoopee pie and stuck some candles in it,bought me a dozen red roses,and then deep purple lilies,wrote our vows on the bathroom mirror,packed me a snack for a long day and cut my cheese in the shape of hearts,decorated a coffee cup to say “Cup...

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Love and Marriage

 (note: This photo was taken after our family photo was an epic fail so we decided to embarrass our kids. Feel free to say, “eeww, groooooss.”) I had a conversation with a friend recently regarding marriage. While I acknowledged the occasional desire to head for the hills (beach, really, in Greece, specifically) he said, “Yes, but you have a lot of stress in your marriage.” He was referring to raising Aidan. While this is true,...

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Decision Making

Every good team has a method of making decisions, right? I can’t say that Garreth and I ever sat down to hammer out how we make decisions, but we have a method, none the less. We’re actually a great team so we basically talk something out until we’re ready to move forward in the same direction. While I’m mostly responsible for Aidan’s medical and educational life, I talk through all the angles with Garreth. That...

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Date Day

Finding a regular babysitter has always been an issue for us. Aidan certainly doesn’t require someone with specialized training, but not just anyone may be comfortable with him. Garreth and I had a few miserable dates this spring. They were mostly of the, “we’ll probably never date again so we BETTER enjoy this” pressure kind of date. So, Garreth took the day off work and we went on a date. It was FABULOUS! We hiked...