Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekly Wishes

last weekend in Atlantic City
I invite you to make a positive wish, each week to combat a sucky part of life in an attempt to sprinkle the world with more positive pixie dust.
My wish this week is devoted to my husband. On this day, 5 years ago, I made scared vows to God for my husband. I promised to love and to cherish, to honor and obey, and do this all whether in sickness or in health. My husband means the world to me---but that doesn't mean that keeping these vows have been a piece of cake. In 5 years we've struggled through deployments amidst war with 2 little ones under 4 surviving countless sleepless nights while living in a few different states. Life in general has been messy and our marriage has been in a pressure cooker, to say the least. Even with all of the odds stacked against us---I can honestly report that I still like him. He'll never laugh at my corny jokes. I still like him. He'll never understand how I was an honor student geek with assorted piercings, a handful of tattoos and an unhealthy love for Shakespeare. But, I still like him. He'll never get why I'm totally obsessed my hair. Yet, I still like him; A lot. We may have been knocked down and kicked around by life---but here we are: still together--not because of anything special or breakthrough that we are doing--only because of God's Grace. I won't pretend to understand it all, however today, I stand ever so grateful for him. My wish this week (and forever) is that DJ and I continue to choose to walk together hand in hand opting for faith over fear and trust over doubt---because we'll never understand it all.

What's your wish this week? Big it big or small--speak it into existence!

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Besitos!  
KLP

38 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet post! I pray that God will continue to bless you and your family.

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    1. Thanks LaToya! Same to you darling!

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  2. Haha...I completely understand the "still like him" part! Wooo does that take some effort sometimes!!! haha This is a great post, and Happy Anniversary!!! I, too, love Shakespeare!!! Can't wait to read more...I'm now following you!

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    1. Thanks Steph!

      Sometimes, I look back and wonder how we made it this far, still liking each other, and wanting to do it all over again the next day---Nothing but God.

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  3. OMG!
    So cute!!! Happy Anniversary :)
    Britt @ One&20

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  4. I absolutely love this post! Congrats on making it so far even through so many life obstacles especially the biggest obstacle, deployment! I only wish to have a strong, loving, marriage like this with my boyfriend some day in the future! Keep this cute love story going!

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    1. Thanks Alyssa! "Deployments are fun," said no one, ever. You just have to be prepared to be unprepared when it comes down to military life. Once you have that down---everything else is smooth sailing! Ha-ha! Sending love and peace your way chica!

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  5. Congratulations!
    Corinthians 13 is great for the lows. Refer to it when you feel like you want to pull his hair:-) I am sure he is a great guy, because behind every man stands a great woman. And you, my friend, are great!
    I wish you guys the best.

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    1. Thanks Nerline! He is pretty great! We stand on Cor. 13!

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  6. Awwwwwwwwww such a sweet post. May God continue to bless and guide your family. Happy Anniversary!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Tomi! Same to you! I hesitated to share this post, but I'm so glad that I did! The support is awesome!

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  7. Awwwww beautiful post. Happy anniversary to you two and may you have many many many more with God on your side nothing is impossible. I wish you nothing but the best be blessed always:)

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    1. Aww Lydz! Y'all are too good to me! Thanks so much!

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  8. this is so beautiful and lovely.
    may god bless you and your family for another five years and many more.

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    1. Your support means the world Yvonne!

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  10. OMG this is a beautiful post. Thank you so much for posting this. What an example! I wish your family nothing but God's divine favor and love!

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    1. Favor doesn't even cover it! Thanks for the love Sunshyne!

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  11. This is such a lovely post! Happy Anniversary :)

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  12. Happy Anniversary!!! Beautiful post!!!

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  13. Happy anniversary! That was a beautiful post :)

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    1. It feels good to mean every word of it and then to have those words so well received! Thanks Jenna!

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  14. Such an amazing post! What a great mission : a weekly wishlist! Your husband is a lucky man to have a woman like you on his side! Not every woman has this mindset and it's great that you're sharing such a positive example of what it means to be a wife!

    XO | KIMBERLYLUXE

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    1. *Holding back the tears* You've got me all emo Kimberly!

      I'm lucky that I have a husband that makes me want to do and be better. God is the best matchmaker!

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  15. This is so awesome. I can relate to you on the piercings/tattoos geek lol

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    1. Folks from HS see me now and probably think---but she was sooo weird back then. Ha-ha! Thanks for commenting chica

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  16. Such a lovely post, smiled as I read then looked over at my boy and smiled even more! Belated congratulations for your anniversary and here's praying for many more years to come. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Andrea! Same to you!

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  17. Aww I love this heartfelt post KLP! It made me smile just reading it! I pray God continues to bless your union, through all the ups and the downs.

    Happy belated Anniversary!!

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    1. Thanks Melanie! Ups and downs keep it interesting! Boring challenge-less lives are overrated!

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  18. this is super sweet and a great post to remind you of your love! :) thanks for sharing!

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