Almost the last one. Honestly, didn’t think I was going to make it. Life has been non-stop the last two weeks (hence some missed posts and my need to play catch up). But on this 2nd to last post, I wrote something that encompasses pretty much everything that I can say about our relationship. If you know us, and you get the reference, you totally understand.
So, this one might fall more into the advice category than anything else. But one of the hardest lessons I have had to learn in the 25 years (minus a day) of my marriage was that every decision I made was going to affect my wife. The little, the big, the stupid, the insane, the crazy… every one of them.
Early on, we established a rule about buying things. A certain dollar amount required both of us to say yes. Anything huge decision, we would walk away from and come back too. No need in having emotions wrapped up in something like that. Continue reading 23 of 25…→
I make a lot of reference to The Princess Bride, partly because it is a great movie that everyone should see, and partly because in some small truth, it is the story of my wife and I.
It all started when I was about 16. I fell in love with this red-headed girl who had taken me up on a challenge and proved me wrong. That night, I began my pursuit of her, and for two years she held me back, telling me ‘no’.