Friday, January 17, 2014

{TGBTL :: advice }

While I'm a day or two late on this linkup, I'm once again joining the girls that sponsor The Girl Between the Lines.

Girl Between the Lines Link up

This weeks prompt ::  What is the most valuable advice you've ever received and why?

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Last summer was a heck of a summer.  After being married for almost 8 years, Mike and I had stopped communicating.  Both of us angry and turning away from each other and our marriage.  It was horrible.  It was to the point that both of my parents had offered to come and get the boys and I, I only needed to say the words.

Then Mike started having his seizures.  I was by his side through it all.

After Mike came home with a diagnosis of pseudo-seizures caused by emotional distress and sleep deprivation, we both sat down and really talked about our marriage and if it was worth saving.  While thinking and praying, I found the meme above inspired by this quote:

"Choose a companion carefully and prayerfully; and when you are married, be fiercely loyal one to another. Priceless advice comes from a small framed plaque I once saw in the home of an uncle and aunt. It read, 'Choose your love; love your choice.' There is great wisdom in those few words. Commitment in marriage is absolutely essential."
-President Thomas S. Monson

It made me realize that I had chosen my husband and very much wanted our marriage.  It was now a matter of recommitting myself to my husband and our marriage.

It has been hard learning how to communicate with my husband again.  To be open and completely honest with him.  Some days are absolutely fabulous and others are not so much. But we've gotten closer and we both no longer walk on egg shells around each other.  It's almost like we've gotten back to how we were when we were first married.


  1. Visiting from the TGBTL Link-Up. Thank you for being so open with sharing this story. It's one I needed to hear right now.

    I'll be following!

  2. Thank you for sharing this! I love your transparency and I'm so glad that you chose your love AND loved your choice. Marriages are always worth saving! Thanks for always joining us! :)