Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of my marriage to Jennifer Lee Colwell. In fives years we have experienced many of the classic problems that come with marriage. Learning manage our personalities. Learning to manage our finances. Learning to respect each other and love each other, even when we want to kill each other. And yet, through all of that I can say I love my wife more today than I did the day I married her.
In today’s fast paced society, it’s so easy to get caught up and lose ourselves in all the humdrum of daily life. Everything is instant these days. Patience is a virtue few possess.
It’s funny how certain things trigger thoughts and ideas, but I just recently had a “conversation” in the comments on one of my wife’s old photos, from about 6 years ago. It made me really think. How often do we really stop to consider the things that really matter?
This morning I was going through my Facebook feed and came across a video shared by one of the girls on the volleyball squad I help coach. The video depicted a woman beating the hell out a screaming child, probably 6-8 months old, with a pillow, slapping it across the head and bouncing stuff off it’s head. The child started to calm down and began crawling to it’s mother for comfort, she shoved it over then started hitting it, making it scream all over again.
For months now, I’ve chronicled the state of my internet service on my facebook account. Well, after months and months of constant call to the support center and hearing “WOW! You’ve had 100 drops in the last week!” and having several technicians come out to the house, only to have them tell us “You’re getting full service. So what’s the problem?” and “We’re working to the spans right now, but you’re getting a perfect signal from DSLAM.” why are we no closer to getting a stable, reliable internet connection. That is what we’re paying them for right?
Well, in a new twist to this story, a neighbor of ours, also a Windstream customer, call the billing center to see if she could get some money on her bill. The woman on the other end of the line actually had the audacity to tell her “Well, you’re getting your internet for free anyway, so…”
I promise to love you, honour you and protect you for rest of my life. You are the missing piece to my puzzle. Without you I’m incomplete.
I offer you this ring as a token of my love and a symbol of our commitment to each other – Forever and unending.
There are moments in life that REALLY stretch you. Sometimes those moments are personal, such as a rough patch in your significant partnership, or an illness in the family, or even yourself. Sometimes those moments are sports related, such as an injury in the middle of a big game, or a slump in performance.
I am one of those people that HAVE to learn things for myself. I also tend to be one of those people that need the same lesson several times before it REALLY sinks in. So far, this week has been one of the most stressful I’ve had for a while, though not for reasons one would expect.
This past weekend has arguably been the worst weekend of my life! LOL! We had planned to travel to Newport, KY for a coaching clinic up there. While we were there we intended to buy a new ball for Jennifer and fix a couple of my balls.
So we just wrapped up yet another bowling season and this one has been quite good one for me. I finally feel like my game is starting to settle in. I’m much more consistent at the foul line and my release is much more solid than it has been.
When Lilyana was born, I remember staring at her while I held her in my arms for the first time, welling up with pride as I fought back the tears. I remember looking at her and thinking “She’s the most beautiful creature I’ve ever seen. She’s perfect!”