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Love, Marriage & Other Stuff

I’ll never be able to say I have lived a traditional or normal life in any way. I’ve always learned the hard way and have always taken the non-beaten path. When I met my now husband there were a few things that immediately attracted myself to him. His deep commitment and love for is family, how incredibly intelligent he is, how caring he is inside even with his rough exterior, and how he made me feel like anything in my life was possible.

Growing up I was never told college was for me, in fact my aunt (who raised me) would often laugh at the idea of me even paying for my own college. Then I met Del and everything changed. Finally for once in my life college was possible for a foster kid like myself. I started college shortly after becoming pregnant with my first child. I worked for the next two years and completed my requirements that would allow me to finally focus on a major. I had two more babies and have gone to college on and off for the past few years slowly making my way towards earning my BA.

During the same time my husband helped me build this site, go to school and we even managed to add two more babies to our lives. Somehow between life happening my husband never gave up on his own dreams. He graduated college being the first child in his family to earn his degree.

Over the past 9 years with my husband I’ve changed a lot. I even look back on who I was a year ago and see where I am now and know that in another 5 years I will be completely different. The thing is – my husband makes me feel like anything is possible still. I can go back to college and finally be able to say that I did it. I’d be the first in my family to also obtain a college degree and I’d show my daughters that college will happen for them.

I want our children to never question if they will go to college or not and I know that standing by his side my husband will always make our daughters feel like anything is possible. That’s what a father who loves his children does, they never question their life or where they will end up. I think that’s what keeps us pushing forward, even when things get rough which they do. I credit the success of our marriage very much to our ability to work together and our openness to actually communicate. You’d be shocked at the number of people who are married and never really communicate with their spouse. At least now how they should be anyway…

Looking at the next 5 years of our life I’ll probably still be writing here and I’ll be sharing once again how proud I am of our family unit. I hope that in 5 years our marriage is even stronger but somehow I already know that it will be.

Because sitting by his side I know that anything is possible.  



  1. Karissa on June 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I love this. You write the best personal posts. That is something I need to work on. You’ve come so far and I am so glad you found someone to be there for it all!

  2. Janet W. on June 24, 2013 at 2:42 am

    That is so sweet!! It’s so nice having a partner to support you with anything you decide!

  3. jamie braun@gmail.com on June 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    loving that last quote! reminds me that i need to tell my hubby how much he means to me more often

    • Kristin on June 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks, a little goes a long way. I’m trying to remind myself to show him more how much I appreciate him.

  4. Tammy S on June 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    This is so great! I think it’s great that you and your husband are so happy! My husband and I have been married 24 years and he is still my best friend. I often think how lucky I am that I am married to my best friend who will always be with me thru thick and thin. I can only hope that our children will marry someone that loves and treats them as well as my husband has treated me.

    • Kristin on June 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Tammy – I believe children model their parents behavior. Your children will totally have healthy and loving marriages, I hope the same for my children too. 🙂

  5. Carly on June 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I love this. I feel that way about my husband as well.

    • Kristin on June 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      I think it’s wonderful to find other people who feel the same way that I do!

  6. penelope merriweather on June 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I have tears in my eyes..I love it! You inspire me…!!

  7. Betsy Barnes on June 23, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I often think how my life would be had I not met my hubby. It’s really wonderful how letting someone in, can make our life so enriched 🙂