Friday Night Wives

Marriage

Dear Husband, You’re Worth It

So I will take the hard because it means we haven’t given up; we’re still in the fight, still hanging on. It’s what gives us depth and makes the good times feel so good, the peaks feel so dang high. I’ll take it because I know whatever follows it will be worth it. Because you, my love, will  ...

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To the Bare-Minimum Coach’s Wife, You’re Fine

Look, we’re all in this business together, and though we need support, we have to realize that everyone has different versions of it. Some people need to relate to others in the game; some find solace with friends who are far removed. I would rather spend my extra time with my family in one  ...

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Family, Popular

Dear Coach Daddy

Dear Coach Daddy, I know you worry about me. I know you wonder if you’re doing alright at this Dad thing, if you’re gone too much, if you’re striking the perfect balance between work and family. But I just want to tell you something, Daddy. I love that you’re my dad. I  ...

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Marriage

Win or Lose, We Are Still Us

So when the final buzzer sounds and I make my way onto the field to give my husband a kiss and a hug, no matter the outcome I whisper in his ear, “Win or Lose, We Are Still Us,” and he hugs me a little tighter each time, his way of thanking me for keeping us grounded in this all important truth.

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Journal, Marriage

Dear Husband, Our Love Has Changed

This love is not always exciting. It’s not always easy. It’s not always eager. It’s never effortless. But maybe focusing on what it isn’t, is missing the point. Because maybe what it IS, is better than all of those things. It’s refining. It’s sanctifying. It’s life-altering and  ...

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Journal, Marriage, Popular

So God Made a Coach’s Wife

He knew many wouldn't understand the importance of his world, that this life was so much more than blowing whistles and running sprints and charting plays, so much more than a game. He knew he would need someone who got it, who understood that this was a mission field, plain and simple. So  ...

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To the New Wife in Town, Say “Yes”

I promised myself I’d never let that happen again, that even if I knew I’d only be somewhere for a short time, I would trust that God had planted me there “for such a time as this” and jump in with both feet and a whole heart to the new life he had for me, in that exact place, for that exact moment.

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