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Technologically Deprived

2/18/2012 06:26:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
Lara: Daddy, when you were little did you have an iPad?

Reed: Nope, I didn't even have a computer.

Lara, incredulously: What?! You didn't have an iPad, computer, or a laptop?!

Reed: Nope.

Lara: Well, I want an iPad and not just at school.

Reed told her that if she bought it with her own money, she could have an iPad whenever she wanted. (And note that we only 1 out of 3 of those things she mentioned and an iPad or the laptop is not one of them). Sheesh, she's gonna think CD's are ancient.

Feeling Old

2/16/2012 06:48:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
In a few days Lara will turn 5 years old. Wow, time flies by. I realized that she will be more than halfway to baptism. When did that happen?

My Commitment

2/06/2012 06:50:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »
Recently it came into the news that Heidi Klum and Seal were getting divorced. I was pretty sad since I always root for the celebrity marriages because they always seem doomed. That is, I was sad until I read their reason that was cited for the divorce. "We have just grown apart." If I were a swearing person I would say something else, but since I am not I will just say THAT ISN'T A GOOD ENOUGH EXCUSE! People, WAKE UP! Being married takes work, yes, WORK. One of my favorite books that I read and re-read says that if we had the same mindset of our marriage as we do the other aspects of our lives then our introductions should include "Hi, I'm Valerie, I'm a music therapist and a full-time mom, and I work hard at my marriage."

Reed and I have had several rough patches in our marriage and although the idea of divorce has crossed my mind in those crises, I always come back to the fact that I didn't get married to get divorced and I am better off with him than without him. If I feel like we're growing apart than I need to take responsibility for my part in our marriage. It's nobody else's job. I am committed to our marriage and I know Reed is too.

On a side note, everyone should read All You Need is Love and Other Lies About Marriage.