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My dear friend

27 May

Today is your anniversary! Happy #4 :)

On your fourth year, anniversary gifts cover linen or silk, fruits or flowers (the hydrangea), and appliances – yes, according to modern traditions of course… I think I’d pick the appliance :)

So here they all are for you along with inspiring quotes I hope you enjoy!

You are beautiful and strong as a wife. May your marriage be blessed – you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Hydrangea

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I have loved flowers that fade,
Within those magic tents
Rich hues have marriage made
With sweet unmemoried scents.
Robert Seymour Bridges
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Fresh Linen


~
22
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Proverbs 31
~

 

Love in a Fruit

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Love is a fruit in season at all times
and within the reach of every hand.
Mother Theresa
~

 

Silk Pillows

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What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Capresso Electric Kettle

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There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.
Bernard-Paul Heroux
~

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A return to domestic marriage?

22 May

I’m stuck on a reoccurring theme and hope to hash it out…

For those who don’t know me, I appear as a reserved, pragmatic,  and busy woman.

For those who know of me, I reflect a career-oriented, driven, and self-sufficient wife.

For those who know me well; namely my husband, siblings and closest friends, I reveal my domestic disposition, creative penchant and generous heart.

These characteristics are all true to whom I am, yet are demonstrated diversely to various social degrees. I am fashionably conservative;  reasonably level-headed, and always have some type of project on the go. I am thankfully respected and valued within my current employment; able  to accomplish whatever I put my mind to; and practiced with building, repairs, and designing my own keep. But mostly, I am a die-hard wife, sister and friend; avid hobbyist and filled with a desire to bless those around me.

All in all, I am each a woman, professional and wife. I have chosen each of these careers, and the balancing act ensues my daily life.

Growing up in a family of six has given me invaluable experience forming the woman I am today.  My sisters defined my feminine wiles, my mother instilled my passion, my father and brother strengthened my resolve. I can honestly say I was blessed to be given such an abundant family and I fully attribute my success to their life-long influences. Challenges have never deterred me as my strong foundational family encourages all of my endeavors. I married at 21 years of age, moved across the country to start out a new life and now work in a fast-paced and growing industry.

I feel as if I’ve made my family, parents and husband proud – only, now I reflect on the impact my decisions have truly made…

I have practiced moderately chosen a career over children; and live for our marriage.

In the past year (this being our fourth in marriage), my sense of direction has begun to meander.  My career is accomplished and will only continue to evolve, our financial position is healthy and strong, and now the state of our marriage has re-emerged to the forefront in our lives.  I wear my marriage every day if that makes any sense. Every book, magazine, blog, and article I read somehow reflects marriage – I can’t get enough of it.

My day starts the moment I get home from work now, slipping back into my wifely cloak for my husband.  Work raises pale in comparison to a pleasing glance from my husband. Our daily fifteen minutes of reconnect black out the first 9 hours of each day; his whispered words lift the heaviest burden off my shoulders.

My thoughts continually drift back to the time when women guarded the homestead – when wives trusted their husbands to lead their families spiritually, financially and socially. The image of a submissive wife dominates my thoughts at present.

It’s almost funny as these desires in no way currently reflect our marriage. Outsiders commonly label me as the “breadwinner” or even as “wearing the pants” in our marriage. Yes, I go to work everyday, do general house repairs, and manage the finances. Yes, my husband is home everyday, loves to cook, and is the poet and dreamer. We are comfortable with these roles, sharing them to benefit our current state of marriage. But I feel a shift coming…

I remember as a young girl promising never to be the cook, soccer mom, or trophy on my husband’s arm. Women had evolved – liberated through the era of feminism – and were capable of anything. If I didn’t need my husband for anything, I would be happier with accepting him for who he was , eliminating disappointment, and unworthy expectations right?

I was strong, capable and beautiful for my independence. Or so I thought…

~ To Be Continued ~

the Mrs.

Thursday

22 Apr

Positive and appreciative reviews of my daily marriage.

Today:

My favourite part of the day is coming home from work to a good cup of tea and my loving husband.

I’ve noticed that he always encourages me to confess my daily fears and negative thoughts to him (which I naturally harbour), so that together we can reawaken our dreams and hopes for both the near and far future, finishing our day together in a lighter state of mind…

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.

William James

the Mrs.

Wednesday

21 Apr

Positive and appreciative reviews of my daily marriage.

Today:

After four years, Mr. is still attracted to his wifey…

I wore a spring skirt today and he couldn’t keep his hands off me.

the Mrs.

Tuesday

21 Apr

Positive and appreciative reflections of my daily marriage.

Today:

I came home from work to a sparkling clean bathroom. My man suggested I take a nice hot bath to relax for a job well done at work.

My husband is such a blessing.

the Mrs.

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