A Christmas Blessing Celebrating Abi's Christening

Wednesday, May 8

It was December 24th, 2023 and we had prepared a simple celebration for Abi and to welcome her to the Christian world. Amidst the festive magic of Christmas Day, our family gathered for a truly extraordinary occasion - the christening of our third child, Abi. It was a day steeped in the spirit of love, gratitude, and divine blessings, weaving a tapestry of cherished memories that will forever grace our hearts.

Finding Love, Reconciliation, and Balance

Monday, May 6

Hey there, lovely souls! Today, I want to share a piece of my heart with you—a story of love, trials, and the messy but beautiful journey of marriage and motherhood.

Let's rewind a bit. Picture this: a bustling office, the clickety-clack of keyboards, and the occasional aroma of coffee wafting through the air. That's where it all began—the subtle glances, the shared laughs, and before I knew it, I found myself falling for someone who wasn't my spouse. Yep, you heard that right.

Now, before you judge, let me take you behind the scenes. You see, being a mom and a wife while also climbing the corporate ladder is no easy feat. Balancing deadline and date nights with your significant other—it's enough to make anyone's head spin.

And then, there's the allure of the office crush—the witty banter, the understanding nods, the sense of camaraderie that comes with tackling projects side by side. It's a dangerous dance, one that I found myself caught up in before I even realized it.

But here's the thing about marriage: it's messy, it's complicated, but it's also worth fighting for. As the days turned into weeks and the guilt gnawed at my conscience, I knew I had a choice to make. Did I succumb to the allure of the forbidden, or did I roll up my sleeves and fight tooth and nail for what truly mattered?

Spoiler alert: I chose the latter. Because beneath the surface of doubt and temptation, there lies a love that's deeper than any office flirtation—a love that's woven into the fabric of family, of commitment, of the shared dreams and memories that make life worth living.

So, I did what any determined mama bear would do—I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. I poured my heart and soul into rekindling the flames of romance with my spouse, into showing up not just as a wife, but as a partner, a confidante, a best friend.

And let me tell you, it wasn't easy. There were tears, there were tough conversations, there were moments when I wanted to throw in the towel and call it quits. But through it all, there was a glimmer of hope—a belief that with time, patience, and a whole lot of love, we could weather the storm and come out stronger on the other side.

And you know what? We did. Because here's the beautiful truth about marriage: it's not about avoiding the storms, but about learning to dance in the rain—to hold each other close, to weather the highs and lows together, to emerge battered but unbroken, hand in hand.

So, to all the moms out there juggling a million hats, to all the wives feeling lost in the chaos of everyday life, and to anyone who's ever found themselves tempted by the allure of something new and exciting, I see you. I feel you. And I'm here to tell you that you're not alone.

Keep fighting the good fight, keep chasing after love with reckless abandon, and above all, keep believing that the best is yet to come. Because if there's one thing I've learned on this wild journey called life, it's that love—true, messy, imperfect love—is always worth fighting for.

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