Monday, December 20, 2010

i like monday.

on mondays we always get a ton of mail. and i love it. so thank you.

we had a fun and restful weekend in the outer banks. it was nice to get away for a little bit. and shop. and eat. and play games. and talk. some of my most favorite things. minus games. just kidding. and ava liked it too. even though she slept in the bathroom. she is so good. and is getting so close to walking!

justin and i went out last night. saw black swan. and he hated it. but before the movie we talked on the way and at dinner about our marriage. and how in august when everything happened we were so in sync. and in love. and on the same page. but it has not always been like that since. besides that we have never stopped loving each other. its been so so good. and so so hard. so last night we talked about some good stuff but was tough too. respect. listening. leadership. being kind. serving. compassion. and how we both saw august as the one of the sweetest times ever in our marriage. so we apologized. and both shared what we would work on. and where we want to go from here. so now its about doing that. and today was good. and i am thankful for that. i do not want to ever be married to anyone else.

tomorrow we see the doctor. and thursday is chemo. we hate that. but thankful that we are going to have a relaxing and restful christmas with just the three of us. praying i am not as sick this time so i can enjoy it.


  1. Its always so good to come together for a little marital analysis! Helps so much. I'm praying that this round is a little Christmas miracle and that you come out feeling as if nothing ever happened.
    Got your card today. Can you elaborate on who created those masterpieces?? Bwaaahahhahahahhhahaha!!!!

  2. I'm praying for a very peaceful Christmas in your new home with your new daughter. You are both such an inspiration. When all of this is over and you are feeling better all the time, maybe you could consider writing a certainly have the talent for writing. Praying for all of you.

  3. I love your posts. Reading your blog inspires me, Libby. I've never met you but you are a role model for me. I just don't think words are enough to describe how amazing you are. A very Merry Christmas to you, Justin, and Ava!

  4. Merry Christmas Libby! My husband and I had a very similar weekend and talks. I'll be praying for you in the coming week, that you may enjoy and feel the warmth and peace Christmas brings.

  5. Marriage is like an amazing car that can last a lifetime, but like any car, it needs tweaking here and there so that it runs smoothly. I love how you mention so many spiritual gifts - the compassion, the leadership, the serving - and the listening (which is so hard for we exhorters)! I'll be praying for a peaceful, feel-good weekend Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

  6. praying for God's mercy on you with no sickness this Christmas weekend!! may it be peaceful and joyful and full of reflection on your many blessings. having a baby makes it so much more fun, huh? Merry Christmas Ryders!!

  7. praying hard that christmas is relaxing and that you're feeling yourself
    the end of all of this is soo close!!
    we're here for you


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