Dear Thriving Wife, I’ve spoken so much about what my marriage means to me, but this past week I’ve realized its significance to others as well. I was born in 1978, and luckily for me, the challenging, uplifting and often heart wrenching stories I learned in school about the Civil Rights Movement were just that, […]
Posted on 26. Dec, 2012 by Uchechi.
Dear Thriving Wife, Today I am celebrating my first Christmas with my new husband and I am also celebrating what I refer to as MY FIRST REAL CHRISTMAS. I was inspired to write this after thinking a lot about the author Charles Dickens and his well known work, A Christmas Carol. We all know about […]
Posted on 18. Dec, 2012 by Uchechi.
Dear Thriving Bride, written on my wedding day (11/10/12) I want you to know that I am the bride in you writing this for the wife you will be in the next few hours.* It is the morning of your wedding, and already the sun is coming up. I have always marveled at how each […]
Posted on 10. Dec, 2012 by Thriving Husband.
Dear Thriving Wife,
Today marks the one month anniversary of my marriage to the love of my life. This afternoon PJ reminded me, and I thought back to the way in which he also reminded me of our one week anniversary. After being married for one week, my husband bought me a chunky blue and maroon colored ring. I love the ring because it is pretty and just my style, but I love it even more because every time I look at it I think about that moment when he presented it to me and said “Happy one week anniversary.” I couldn’t have been more thrilled.
Dear Thriving Wife, No matter where you are going for your honeymoon, the purpose is usually the same for most couples: to get a relaxing break from the stress of wedding planning and to celebrate the wonderful and courageous journey both people embarked upon when they said “I will” until the time they said “I […]
Dear Thriving Wife, It is day 8 of my honeymoon, and already I have images in my head of my time with my new husband. There was the ferry ride to Cozumel with the Mexican band playing on board as the breeze blew back my hair. There is the way my eyes flicker like the […]
Dear Thriving Wife,
Today my husband (I am still getting used to saying this word), and I arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula for our honeymoon. It is evening time and we are sitting in a wonderful restaurant taking in the best of Mexican Carribean food: fresh fish marinated in wonderful chiles, and tamales wrapped in banana leaves. Our wedding was everything I wanted it to be, and through this experience I learned a lot about myself and my partner. More than anything, I learned that we are capable of so much and that if we stick to the essence of whatever it is we want in this world, we will come that much closer to making it happen. I hope you enjoyed being there with me as I took the emotionally challenging and fulfilling (in the end) journey as a bride. It is still sinking in that I am now married to a man that I deeply love and who deeply loves me.