Category: marriage

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach

At least, that’s how the saying goes.  It’s the simple truth, too. Nothing can make my husband more of a puddle of love for me than when I cook something delicious for him. It all started when we first started…

The special kiss

The special kiss

To me, the most tender, the most romantic kisses are the ones my husband plants on my forehead. I don’t exactly know why, but it makes me feel treasured and special. I have a small collection of photos with those…

Why my girl crush on Jennifer Lopez is over

Why my girl crush on Jennifer Lopez is over

I used to have a girl crush on Jennifer Lopez. Though I’ve never been a big fan of music, I’ve loved her as an actress. Ever since the movie Selena, I’ve put all of my Latina hopes and dreams in…

What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving! There are so many things to be thankful for and it almost seems trite to say, I’m thankful for my health, my job, my children, my spouse etc. etc.  But it’s so true. Today I am sharing a…

It’s been fourteen lovely years

It’s been fourteen lovely years

This week was my 14th wedding anniversary. I can’t believe we’ve been married that long. A few memories of my wedding day: I was so nervous after getting my nails done, I couldn’t even touch my lunch. You know it…

Missing the afro

Missing the afro

I was getting ready to pull out of the parking lot today, when my eye caught a young man getting his daughter out of her carseat. I didn’t even look at his face, I was staring at the beautiful, thick…

13 years strong

13 years strong

This picture was taken of us while we were still friends, almost fifteen years ago. I love the way he is looking at me. We were at a graduation party. I had him in this safe “friend” category. Until this…

Being drawn to the good in people

Being drawn to the good in people

I wrote Michael a little something on his Father’s Day card, but knew I would have to fully elaborate in a post. This isn’t easy to admit about myself, but it’s taken me 38 years to truly realize it. That,…

The happy ending.

The happy ending.

I am a fool for massages. Rub, squeeze or knead my neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet and I will love you forever. I’m serious. I got a massage once, while on vacation in San Diego. I spent the first half…

Unbreakable.

Unbreakable.

So we made it. We’ve been married for twelve years now. Yes, we’re both ragged, torn and bloody from the effort, fingernails holding on to the embankment for dear life, rocks and rubble falling in our face…but we made it….