Hit the pause button - a true love story fairytale

Hit the Pause Button

I pulled up my TimeHop this morning (a crazy app that turns back the hands of time), and I was slammed with this reminder from 4 years ago... "Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. I think it's time to hit the 'pause' button." Rewind to 2010...kids gone establishing their own lives, Greg building businesses, and me, trying to keep balance between it all. Life should have slowed down, but it just seemed to increase in speed...the more time we had, the less we had.  I believe we were both striving for the same goals, the same "end" but Gregger worked his ass off to get there...he just didn't know how to stop. He had so much passion for his stores, Read more [...]
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Little White Lies

        One of the best lessons I ever learned from my mother-in-law was to tell "little white lies." You're probably asking yourself, "Why in the world would a mother encourage lying, especially to her own son?" I asked myself that same question, only for a nanosecond mind you, when I figured out that it was working in my very best interest. Now I did not make a habit of "lying" but these little fibs, these little truth "stretchers" (as I prefer to think of them) were sometimes for the benefit of myself, my kids, or even Gregger himself. The best of those "little white lies:" 1. "Something new" This old thing..it's been hanging in my closet for at least a year. 2. Read more [...]
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Sunday Funday

 I have a love-hate relationship with Sundays...it used to be my favorite day of the week. It was "our" day together. I would sleep in a little bit (lucky to push past the 7 am mark) and awake to an already sweaty Gregger sitting at the kitchen table reading the Sunday paper. The coupon pages had been separated into piles across my kitchen counter...why he believed I was still cutting coupons, I have no idea! Sometimes I would cut them and give them to him just to make him happy. He got so excited with a Crest or Tide coupon...save a buck and he smiled! My coffee cup was neatly set out on a paper towel, spoon by its side, equal packets and my sugar free syrups all ready to pour...who couldn't Read more [...]
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For Better or Worse

Being laid up with a bum foot takes me back to the earliest days of our marriage..I lie here reminiscing of all the "better or worse" moments that Gregger endured due to his vows of "in sickness and health." One month into our wedded bliss when my wisdom teeth when south, he was asking my parents for a 30 day return policy - my dad's response..."She's all yours!" The good news for me (falling fast and hard) was that Greg never saw what hit him...within a year, this 21-year old gem was falling apart. I had my wisdom teeth pulled, multiple sinus surgeries, and had contracted major migraines - lucky me, lucky him. We weathered those rocky roads, but I think (no, I KNOW) there were times he wish Read more [...]
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Just a Silly Love Song

"You'd Think That People Would Have Had Enough Of Silly Love Songs. But I Look Around Me And I See It Isn't So. Some People Wanna Fill The World With Silly Love Songs. And What's Wrong With That? So I remember all the way back to junior high when I would belt out love songs in the privacy of my room. My sister would tell my to "shut up" as I sang "See You in September" over and over again, while pining for one boy or crying over another who had recently broken my heart. Love songs come in all shapes and sizes...there's slow and sensual for falling in love; a little more upbeat when you're in love; and then totally melancholy mellow when heartbreak hits. Whatever your love song, it's Read more [...]
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I love you Everyday Not Just on Valentine’s Day…

Valentine's Day is approaching..a day of romance, love, flowers, candy and so much more. It's a day to remind us to "love" the one we are with, but Greg and I used to call it the "Hallmark holiday." I was never a big Valentine girl...I don't know if that went back to something in my childhood or what, but the holiday just never meant much to me. Don't get me wrong...I LOVED ROMANCE and I LOVED BEING ROMANCED by Greg, but I certainly didn't need a specific day on the calendar to tell me to say "Hey, it's the day for the LOVE!" We used to laugh about it and say we should have Valentine's Day every day...why should there be a holiday just to remind us to love each other? But...this year is different...WOW! Read more [...]
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People Come Into Our Lives For A Reason…

“I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives For a reason…bringing something we must learn And we are led To those who help us most to grow - if we let them… And we help them in return. Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true… But I know I’m who I am today because I knew you…” Fate brought us together and God took us apart, but in forty years we learned so much from each other..from 20 year old kids to 60 year old “youngsters” we changed in a multitude of ways…from Greg’s bushy hair and mustache to my ever changing hair styles, we matured, learned to love in so many different ways, and learned to be the very best of friends. We lived a life of celebrations, Read more [...]
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They say we’re too young to love but maybe they’re too old to remember

There's something to be said about "young love" but if you asked our parents way back when they would have имплантации told cheap jerseys you, "It'll never last." I don't cheap mlb jerseys think too many people would want have bet the bank on our marriage. We met when we were wholesale mlb jerseys barely 20 years old, moved in together (without our parent's knowledge) and were married by the time we were 21. life We fell Every in love hard and fast...it was the kind of touchy-feely, can't keep our hands off each other love. We were together 24/7. We went to school together, studied together, ate together, socialized together..we From were fórmula literally glued Read more [...]
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I want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding

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Love Story - A True Love Fairytale

Every Love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite

So we had the "once upon a time" and were headed for the "happily ever after" until the fated day of August 30th, 2014. We had been together for over 40 years, the heading (Kontrol to celebrate our 39th wedding Jak anniversary. We had decided cheap jerseys on our 40th we were going to renew our vows, maybe in Hawaii, maybe at the Park Hyatt Aviara where our daughter and son-in-law had been married in May, 2013 on cheap jerseys one of the most memorable days of our lives. But, Sun more importantly, we – had vowed to be together for 75 years..his parents were married well over 50, my parents are still going strong over 53, and my grandparents were à just shy of their 75th when Read more [...]