May 11, 2015

For The Spouse Of An Alcoholic

I’ve shared several times that my husband, The Man is an alcoholic. It’s not a secret, I just don’t write about it frequently.  I’ve had a post in my head for over a year about things that I think spouses of an alcoholic should know.  I never sat down to write it cause there was always something else to write about or no time to write at all.

Then recently my friend Vanessa asked me to write about supporting your alcoholic husband for the Sisters of Katie Luther, of which she is an associate editor.  I said sure since this post has been in my head for ages and this was a good reason to get it out.  So I wrote it and then went to hit the send button. I couldn’t and it surprised me. It wasn’t until then that I realized how deeply personal this piece is. I feel exposed in it.  I don’t share super personal stuff but writing me made me rethink and relive some of time when my husband was working at getting sober.  That time was emotional for me in so many ways and a lot of those emotions resurfaced.

If you’re the spouse of an alcoholic, I think (or at least I like to think) that you’ll agree with many of my points.  If your spouse in not a alcoholic, then what I wrote might give you a small glimpse into what it is like to have an alcoholic spouse. 


If you’d like to read it, you can find it here.

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May 8, 2015

Finding Joey A New Home

Back in December we decided that Joey needed a new home.  This wasn't the first time we thought about it or tried to do it. Over the three years we had had him we thought about it many times. We tried to find him a new home once or twice and we weren't going to give him to just anyone.


May 4, 2015

Sunday Lunch In The Park

The weather was gorgeous this weekend here in the PNW. We wanted to take advantage of it so we had a picnic at a local park after church on Sunday.  It was wonderful!

The Man cooked lunch

May 1, 2015

Punkin Four Months

I wrote this back when Punkin was four months.  Even though she’s now six months I’m doing to publish it anyway, so we’ll have it to look back on. Some day I might even share her 3 month photos!



April 29, 2015

Munchkin 2.5 Years

I started writing this back in February and never got it published. So even though Munchkin is closer to three than two and a half, I’m sharing anyway, so I can look back and remember.

There are days when I look at Munchkin and I just can’t believe that she’s two and a half.  Where has the time gone?  I feel like I’ve blinked and suddenly she’s huge.  She’s this little big person and has such a great personality.