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Better Remember This Day

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Today is one of the most important days of the year in the Bubba House. One year ago today, I married m’girl in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Normally people say the first year is a honeymoon. While we are still madly in love with each other, I don’t know if I could call it a honeymoon. Except for the two weeks surrounding the wedding and the honeymoon in Ireland, real life has taken no break here.

M’girl and I were busy with life before we met. I was going to working and going to school full-time along with training and fundraising for the 3 day breast cancer walk. She was a business owner with partners running a counseling practice, and singing on her church’s worship team.

By the time we married, she had traded her practice in for a full-time job and a part-time practice on her own without partners. I had finished the 3 day walk, but was still doing school and work full-time. I now had the added responsibility of the “honey-do” list associated with moving into a house.

We came to the conclusion that something had to change; since we both have fibromyalgia, life was becoming too much to manage. I stopped working full-time to concentrate on school and running the business end of her counseling practice. While I enjoy the freedom of not having to work 5-6 days a week, I find myself almost as busy. This year we have pledged our assistance to plant a new church in the Maryvale area of Phoenix, a neighborhood that is short on money, long on crime activity (although it’s getting better), and in need of people that care.

In the past year, we have traveled to: Ireland, Ohio, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Ohio again, New York, Denver, San Diego, and Los Angeles again. We have already scheduled trips to New York and Ohio before the end of the year.

Music is another one of our loves. We have seen Keith Urban (3 rows from the front), Little Big Town, Billy Currington, Jason Aldean, and Brooks & Dunn.

However, there is one way that our marriage has not been full of honeymoon fun. Both of us are very independent, smart people. Even though I have been married twice before and her once, neither of us is used to having an intelligent partner disagree with each other’s decisions. While we are blessed by having someone smart to help us navigate life, stubbornness can make for some “interesting” discussions. I am happy to report this is the only real problem we have…which makes us incredibly blessed.

We both love sports, especially MMA and football. A lot of newly-married couples have a conversation in September, with one spouse telling the other that weekends will be spent watching football. However, in my case, m’girl was the one telling ME we would be watching Ohio State football. I tried not to argue too much. 😉

You might say I’m still in the honeymoon phase of marriage. However, I can list many reasons why she is my perfect partner: she loves sports, music, God, spending time together, my friends, and my family. Oh yeah, she also loves me. She truly is my gift from God, my love, and the person I want to spend the rest of my life with.

Thanks for reading my tribute to m’girl. I can only hope that your marriage is as happy and fulfilling as ours. God bless you.

Category: Personal