“My mother has learned many lessons since his death, but the major one learned was about being the wife she wished she would have been. She didn’t understand many things about him until he was gone. Her grief over that one aspect was almost unbearable. I asked her today to write a little of her memoirs in regards to her marriage. Her wisdom of 56 years of life, 35 years of marriage and 10 children is nothing to be ignored. I have an entire Rubbermaid container full of her letters and advice written to me. They are treasures. I have kept every single letter.
Below is her advice regarding marriage AFTER his death…”
This post, written by Lindsay’s mother, is one of the most beautiful posts about marriage that I’ve ever read. Take a few minutes and soak up her wisdom. You’ll be better for it. I know I am.
Swoon, swoon, swoon, swoon, swoon.
Lots of good tips (thank you, Mr. Bierman) but I think I love the last piece of advice most of all:
“That said, I usually advise Southern women, who always have a certain flair, to be bold and take risks. I’ve learned this, too, from my mistakes: Happy accidents can make the room!”
“If you’ve ever been around a baby, you may have noticed a distinctly pleasant odor wafting from it. It’s not baby powder, or scented wipes, or Johnson’s baby shampoo — but it’s also not, as you might have previously thought, a hallucination. A new study published in Frontiers in Psychology confirms that new-baby smell is real.
In a study of 30 women — half of whom had recently given birth, and half of whom had never given birth — all reacted to smells of newborn babies (taken from pajamas) with the same dopamine releases triggered by eating, ingesting cocaine, or similar “reward-inducing” behaviors…”
That sounds about right! Don’t you just love that smell?
But also? Of course it’s real. What a silly study. Is there really someone out there who put their money on ‘hallucination’?
Is it cheating to leave you with ‘sleep’ for my fifth favorite? This baby boy of mine is all love and no sleep and my bed is calling to me. So, goodnight (or good morning), sweet friends!
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