Posts Tagged ‘Love’

True Love is Being Married to an Everlasting Gobstopper

True Love is Being Married to an Everlasting Gobstopper

My wife was leaving the house yesterday morning and looked “A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.” Don’t be jealous; I’m a lucky guy. In a jumble of hormones and emotion, I blurted out, “You’re my EVERLASTING GOBSTOPPER!” She smiled and replied, “I’ve always wanted to be a gobstopper.” Weird? No. Not if you have a fine-tuned universal-man/woman-translator. Luckily she does.…

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Do You Need to Sweat and Freeze to Strengthen Your Relationship

Do You Need to Sweat and Freeze to Strengthen Your Relationship

My wife needs a blanket and I need a fan. Our bodies simply disagree on the definition of a comfortable temperature. She’s always cold (just ask her), and I’m always hot (and not like that, though I’m working on it). Evidence Exhibit – Number One Sitting on the sofa at night with our next cued…

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Are You Putting in the Parenting to Raise Awesome Kids?

Are You Putting in the Parenting to Raise Awesome Kids

Parenting is hard. – Captain “Rusty” Obvious There’s irony in the saying, “Parenting doesn’t come with a manual.” When in actuality, there are around a gazillion different books out there on parenting. Okay, maybe not a gazillion. It may only be about a bajillion; give or take a baker’s dozen. With all the information available,…

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Choose to Be as Happy as the Happiest Couple Ever

Choose to Be as Happy as the Happiest Couple Ever

Soulmates. Destiny. Made for each other. Once in a lifetime. Sighhhh…HOGWASH. Though I consider myself a romantic, I don’t buy into the above-listed notions. I don’t believe there is only one person out there for you. Do you have the guts to keep reading this…good! Hold on and let’s get to it… [bctt tweet=”Any two…

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Life Lessons: These 5 Successful Fundamentals Deliver

Life Lessons: These 5 Successful Fundamentals Deliver

Let’s be morbidly honest, my life is more than half over. I’m okay with that. Save the pity party for someone else, unless you are serving Oreos, then I’m in. Wow, I am ‘so’ able to digress. Focus. LIFE and I have a wonderful relationship. At times we argue, at times we embrace and laugh,…

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Serving: Are You Feeling Broke?

Serving- Are You Feeling Broke

Three sons attempted to outdo each other for their aged mother’s birthday. The first son bought his mother a luxurious home on the top of a hill. The home was full of every amenity a new homeowner could desire. The second son, not as well off as the first, purchased his mother a high-end automobile.…

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The Boss Perspetive

Me: I do what I want, right dear? Getting ready leave for the office today, I casually mentioned to my wife, “My boss is out for the week.” Raising an eyebrow, my wife replied, “Really? Where am I going?” Owned. (SMH as the cool kids text). See what she did there? From her perspective, I’m simply…

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You Want to Marry My Only Daughter?

Trading a son-in-law for a son. I have six kids. Okay, okay, just chill! That’s not where I’m going with this whole story, well, partly. I have five sons and one daughter. The perfect ratio. Not because she is any trouble. With my wife on one side of me at the dinner table, there is only one…

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The 12 Simple Actions that Stoke the Fire

Better known as, “How Much I Dig My Wife.” Kissing her when I leave for work. Kissing her when I get home. Holding her hand when praying before a meal. Opening her car door. Pushing the grocery cart while she fills it. Putting my hand on her lap while driving. Her standing on the first step…

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Don’t Just Listen, Hear Them

The art of quelling your own inner-voice. Don’t decide what’s important for people. Let them tell you. Don’t Assume. Several years ago, my wonderful grandmother had progressed to the point in her life that she needed more care than the family could simply provide. Her needs had moved beyond the skills of her loving family, most…

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