Skip to main content

Love and Marriage

I had the joy of attending my uncle's wedding this past weekend in Tennessee.  It was a beautiful day and I have never seen him so happy in all the years I have known him.  He and my new aunt were all smiles and looked to have the time of their lives.  This got me thinking about marriage and love and all that in between.

Many people are truly blessed to be able to find that one person that makes their life whole, that makes them smile, that makes them want to be a better person.  Some find it early in life (like myself) and some find it later (like my uncle).  No matter when it happens, I think you just know!  Weddings are such a happy time for the couple (well, they should be anyway) and make the world seem like a better place.  It seems as though love can conquer anything!

A lot of time, love does conquer but sometimes it doesn't.  Sometimes couples get divorced.  Unfortunately, weddings seem to cause me to reflect on this aspect of marriage as well.  This too is something I've had to deal with in life...fortunately only from the child's perspective.  I've faced this both as a child and as an adult.  I must say, its a heck of a lot easier when you are younger - children are resilient.  Being an adult and married at that, makes divorce a much bigger monster.  You might think it is easier being that I have knowledge of how complex marriage is and that it does take work, but not for me.

Although you want to see your parents happy - its never easy when they start dating.  I find myself resorting back to my childish thoughts that they should be together.  I'm definitely slow to embrace change when it comes to my family.  I'm trying to work on this, but it can't be rushed.


Popular posts from this blog

SmartVest Review & CF Appointment

Well, here is the long awaited official review of my new SmartVest SQL.  I don't have any current or updated vests to compare this too, so my feed back is based upon what I like/dislike versus the old and out-dated vest.

Weight - it is MUCH lighter than my ancient Hilrom Vest.  By all means, it isn't light but definitely a great improvement from my older model.  I can at least carry it myself!Comfort of vest - the fabric is much softer and less scratchy when wearing it.Technology - it has a digital screen, so I can set the time and know for sure how long I'm using it (the old one had a knob to turn).  Also, I can set different programs based on how long I want to use it, etc.  It's quieter!!  Will still doesn't enjoy watching TV with me while I vest, but I don't have to turn the TV to its max volume!  And, the dogs aren't scared of this one as much!There is only 1 I'm not tangled up :)And it comes with a rolling case (that looks like a re…


My little bully babies are growing up.  Sarge & Stella turned 6 at the beginning of July and T-Bone turned 8 at the end of July.

We celebrated Sarge & Stella's birthday at home with some special treats from the local pet store.  T-Bone got to be at his favorite place on his birthday (our cabin in WV).  Unfortunately I was a bad dog mom and forgot his birthday hat and treat, but he got extra loving and sang to multiple times.

T-Bone had his bi-annual check up just before his birthday and had a good report.  We are changing his eyedrops due to the formula change in what he was using - it was making his eyes red and itchy. And then, in his ear (not the one that just had surgery) we noticed a tick like thing in one of the folds. He got very irritated with us when we messed with it, so thankfully his appointment was the next day, so I figured I'd let them piss him off.  Turns out, its not a tick.  The vet said it looked just like the mass that he saw in his other ear cana…

Farewell 34

I can't believe my birthday is tomorrow!  My #35daysofdonating challenge has been so fun and rewarding - it feels like it went by so fast.  I loved receiving input from my friends and family about organizations that mean something to them.  I even learned about organizations I didn't know existed.  In the last 34 days (35 tomorrow) I hope I've made a difference somewhere.  I know I didn't get to donate to all the suggested places, and I'm sorry if I missed one you wanted!  I wish funds were endless and I could do this every day forever!!!

You can check out my list of recipients here.

To recap my 34th year on this are some pictures of my favorite moments.

Our North Dakota Trip
Having my sisters (and family) visit camp for the 1st time
The West Virginia State Fair
More family camp visits
Taking my pups on walks at camp

Spending Christmas with our families

Celebrating my brother-in-laws 40th birthday
Visiting South Padre Island and Mexico

Vegas - Justin…