We Survived Our First Overnight

Y’all life has been busy, too busy, and it really won’t slow down until the second week of May, but we decided to take advantage of an opportunity and had our first overnight without Kobi!! 

We actually picked her up like usual from our friend’s house, and then we came home gave her a bath put pajamas on her and got back in the car and dropped her off. It was hard leaving her, but I knew she was in good hands and we didn’t spend the whole time talking about her, in fact we only paused from our night to make her a goodnight video, but we did missed her terribly this morning!! 

We didn’t even do much of anything. We decided to go out to dinner to enjoy someone else doing the dishes and to enjoy a meal uninterrupted, then we tried to find me an (out of season) cardigan for the office that didn’t cost an arm and a leg (Kohls)! We did talk, and dream a little about our future, Bill told me a riddle that wasn’t really a riddle but more like a word problem, but not a word problem at all, and it went way left and I was confused for a while but we shared a really good laugh over it and then we ended up on the couch eating ice cream watching Bones. It was a great time of togetherness even though we were both tired before dinner and I had to leave early (only one episode of Bones) to do homework! 

I guess I’m surprised that we made it through the night with no tears on my part and we were able to just sit and enjoy the time we had. It’s needed every once in a while, but I do love the routines we have in place with Kobi and I look forward to being able to spend more time with my family after the second week of May!!  

Hopefully it won’t be quite as long until the next post, but alas I make no promises, because grad school!

On This Day

At this very moment, I had a few words with Cookie as the music started to play and everyone began walking in to take their places on the stage and I couldn’t stop crying because I couldn’t believe that I was finally getting married and having a real wedding to boot! Getting married was something I had always dreamed about but never really saw it modeled, so I didn’t think it was possible, but then I met Jesus and He gave me the desires of my heart as I walked in to the room and professsed my love for you in front of our closest friends and family.  The ceremony ended with our first kiss, but that was just the beginning! We danced, I fell, we visited with our friends, we ate a little, and we helped clean up too, we celebrated becoming one and I am so grateful to you for making me your wife! 

On This Day

8 years later, William, I want to say thank you for loving me, and for fighting for our marriage! Thank you for being the best husband you know how to be and for your continued efforts to be even better! We have been through so much in these eight years and yet I still feel like I  have barely scratched the surface to your heart. William, you are an amazing, complicated, sensitive man and I promise to always put in the effort it takes to love you better and love you just the way you are! I love you today and always and am truly honored to be your wife!! Happy Anniversary my love!! I am glad to be on this grand Jesus adventure with you!! 

Happy First Day of December!

Gosh, I’m so happy and I can’t believe that it’s already December!! Like where did this year go?! I’m filled with so much hope and expectation for this coming year! There are dreams that will come true and goals that will be met and I am already working on them! 

I have a sense of whimsy in my spirit that I haven’t had in many years and I feel almost carefree!! God is showing me some things and I’m ready to follow through and go after what I want for my health, my marriage, my family, my life!! I’m happy and I like the way Happy looks and feels on me!!

 It’s been way overdue and I’m done just trying to survive! It’s time I started living life a little more boldly!! So Happy first day of December and may this be the beginning of something special, real, and extraordinary for you! 

Love, 

Terri

Date Night Tonight!!

Y’all I am so excited! William and I are going to have a date night by ourselves tonight! We are suppose to go to the movies and maybe grab something to eat. Or maybe we’ll go play Pokemon and grab some coffee. I’m just excited to spend some alone time with William before it’s bed time! I’m gonna get all dolled up and make sure we get a decent picture together too! 

We’ve gone on plenty of dates since Kobi came along (except to the movies so we may really follow through with that) and we haven’t had any major issues with bringing her because it allows us to be a family, which is something we’ve wanted for a while. However, tonight will only be the second time we’ve left her in the care of someone and went out together!

With me starting school and us both working along with the rest of the responsibilities we have the plan is to try to have a date night (even if it’s just at the house) at least once a week! 

What are some things you do for date night?

My husband is a good man

Maybe it’s because I just finished the unofficial Love Your Spouse Challenge on Facebook or maybe this is something well overdue but I decided to blog about, for and to my husband. See the challenge made me go back and find pictures of us but more importantly it allowed me to remember the story of each picture and the way I felt about him at that particular time in our lives and I realized that I really am married to a good man!

Trust me, we are not perfect nor do we claim to be, in fact he pisses me off at least once a day about something!! But at the end of the day he can’t be beat! He is absolutely the perfect man for me!! He loves Jesus, he loves his family, he works hard and genuinely cares about people. His intentions are good and he always tries to make me happy, which is hard for me to receive but I’m working on it! 

My dearest Lord William, thank you for being the man I thought I wanted and the man God knew I needed anyway! I know that our differences have been tedious over the years but I’m glad we are beginning to see them as the way to make each other great! I love you and am so thankful you are my husband and I get to be your wife! I know I can be difficult like all the time several times a day but I thank you for loving me through it all! You truly are a good man with good intentions and I don’t tell you enough! Thank you for always working so hard to provide for our family and for making me feel safe and secure! Thank you for the stocked fridge of ice cream, and the time to go to the gym, thank you for loving me well, sending me on trips and taking care of Kobi alongside me. Thank you that I never have to do life alone because you are right beside me in everything! I love you truly madly deeply!

Terri