When I have the time to read a book, I try to find a good one…

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I used to read books all the time, especially as a child.  Jason and I are both bookstore junkies.  Right now, I have three books on my bedside that I have to steal time to read.  I want to share one with you.  My college friend, Shella Gillus (we used to call her ‘Shella Belle’ cuz she is sooo pretty), wrote a novel which was nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award.  It is called, The Loom.  The title refers to a room where older slaves would go when they could no longer perform field or house work. I highly recommend going on the journey this book takes you. You can check it out by clicking here.

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Husband with babies.

I thought this article in men’s health was pretty entertaining.  Number 10 (posted below) was my favorite of the 10 confessions.  My husband and I feel the same way.  What do yo think?

Check out the full article here: Confessions of A Perfect Husband

10.Play To WinYou know the athletic wisdom that warns against playing not to lose, that argues you have to be loose to let your skills flow and maximize your game? Same goes for marriage.

Oh, sure, you can have a perfectly fine little partnership by taking the cautious route. He & She Inc. may even hum along nicely if you companionably sidestep the briar patches. But that’s no way to be a great husband. She’s entitled to more, the full monty, the whole experience of being affiliated with, no, make that loved by, a man.

People often settle for accommodating coupledom because they’re afraid some explosive issues will blow up the marriage. They fear ending their days alone, living under the bridge behind the high school.

Set yourself free to play bravely by taking the big risk, divorce, off the table. Decide that you meant what you said at the wedding, that this woman, come what may, is your partner for life.

Older couples often report that once they’ve gone past the point where they might leave each other, their partnership gets an invigorating second wind. No longer afraid of being alone, they talk things through.

In pursuit of something richer than mere amity, they explore regrets, grievances. Sure, it can be difficult, but it’s full and human and adrenal and—hallelujah!—not dull. And it can lead to a more spacious marriage, a connection that is full hearted and well tempered instead of taped together.

Confessions of Perfect Husband

Preschool blues…

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My baby is ready to go to school.

So my daughter began preschool last week.  I thought that I would be bawling as I have heard that with other moms.  It was mostly feeling like a heavy weight on my chest all morning.  I sipped on a white chocolate mocha to make my self feel better.  My child is the one who is teaching me when it is time to move on the to next step of her life.  My heart really wanted to her to stay a baby who just needs me and the 4 walls of my home.  But my job is to deliver her to world and to make a difference.