1. Caryn Brothers
    April 15, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Love your honesty… I’m in tears. Love you guys.


  2. Tami
    April 15, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    You are so lucky to have each other…..even when you don’t think so! Thank you for sharing your day.


  3. Mary
    April 15, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    Wow, so many emotions rolled up into one. So vivid, I felt like I was right there with you. You always make me laugh and cry. Wonderful.!!


  4. Five Kids Is a Lot of Kids
    April 15, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    “And then, like any good married couple, we turn on each other.”

    HA. And yes. And I’m really loving your blog and your book. Well done, Carrie.


  5. Missy
    April 15, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    This is a picture of crisis and hope and the comfort that a partner brings in the midst of it all. And I so appreciate your raw honesty here, Carrie. You give us all a gift, of feeling “not alone”, when you share glimpses of your life with us, here. Thank you.


  6. Susan Bishop
    April 15, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    I can’t thank you enough. Your life story moves me.


  7. Lizzy
    April 15, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    “But, you may want to find another blog to read because we probably don’t have all that much in common.”
    Love the honesty here! I can so relate – haircuts are epic around here too. And we do them ourselves in the kitchen. May God bless any neighbours who think there’s a murder going on 😉


  8. Scott Wilcox
    April 16, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Carrie, I’m deep into your book and your blog entries. Honest, gut wrenching truth.
    We are brought to our own experiences when we read your words. I’ve been there with the spousal explosions, but she left over 20 years ago for a “better life” and never looked back. What brings the anger to me now are my own failures in helping my daughter, who still lives at home with me. Being totally non-verbal, she can’t even respond when I go on my yelling rants. The frustration I feel of fighting the “system” never goes away. But her frustrations must be gigantic compared to mine.
    Again, thank you for your candor. As to haircuts, for us, having a stylist come to the house is the only way!


  9. K-N-C in PA
    April 16, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Wait? Was this story ours or yours? Guys are programmed this way (Problem? -Fix the problem-Return to normal)

    In our house this happens every 4 to 6 months. Every once in a while it is good to blow off steam.

    Then it gets quiet for a few days and returns to normal. The make-up is always the reward for the fight and its always the best part.

    The make-up brings you that much closer and when everything calms down that’s when you have the most valuable communication.


  10. Joseph Barone
    April 19, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Hi Carrie, thanks again for bringing my emotions to the surface. You far surpassed all the grief counseling I had. Trying to be a single parent, dealing with my sixteen-year old son, planning a wedding, changing the decor to remove the past and make room for the future, multiple schedules… reading this blog makes me realize the beauty of life. I’ve been on a roller coaster for over a year, people think I should be done riding, and I’m not. Not that I don’t want to get off, I most certainly do, but the ride won’t stop. I think when it does then I am done and laying in rest. So if our rides must last our life, I pray for you and me that the rides gives each of us some long smooth stretches, so at least we can relax and breathe and enjoy the passing moments.
    God bless you and the family,
    Love Joseph


  11. Brooklyn Bead Goddess
    April 20, 2013 @ 6:48 am

    Posting your wedding picture is a perfect ending to a touching story. Thank you.


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