IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF RAISING CHILDREN, BE AWARE. THE TINY FINGERPRINTS THAT SHOW UP ON ALMOST EVERY NEWLY CLEANED SURFACE, THE TOYS SCATTERED AROUND THE HOUSE, THE PILES AND PILES OF LAUNDRY LYING AROUND TO BE TACKLED, WILL DISAPPEAR ALL TOO SOON. AND, YOU WILL, TO YOUR SURPRISE, MISS THEM PROFOUNDLY. THOMAS S. MONSON

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 29th


I need to explain the previous post, it by no means defends, or promotes the behavior!
As Joel mentioned, he is great at many things... he is very committed to being a hard worker for our family. He creates value in himself with his company. One of the ways he does that, is whenever there is a holiday, he works, so everyone else doesn't have to. He will take the on-call pager, because he doesn't drink, and all the guys want to party during the holiday. Anyways, he does that often. The night before my birthday, there was lots of RAIN. Lots and lots and lots!!!! When he went to work on Thursday, he learned that several of his tenants had some serious issues with flooding, and sewage backup. Because it was before the big 4th, he and only a few others were there to take care of this situation. So soon, noon turned into 6pm, and he was just then on his way home. We had planned to have a nice family dinner, get a babysitter, and make it to a concert. He got home just in time for us to make the concert. There were a few things that he had wanted to do, but because of work, he wasn't able to. So, maybe I was a little hurt, and disappointed. My love language is "Acts of Service", followed by "Receiving Gifts". Joel and I speak totally different love languages. I am ok with that. Putting a post on the blog is one way he speaks his love language. He is almost 100% "Words of Affirmation". So this weekend, we are working through some of our imperfections as a married couple. We all have em! Just keepin it real!

1 comments:

Jean Smith Photography said...

i need to start by saying that i am in LOVE with joel's post. i love your post just as much...love how you said that he speaks a different love language. it's SO true with all of us. love your keepin it real posts!