Friday Night Wives

Family, Journal, Marriage

What Football Has Taught Me About Family

Yes, football and being a football family requires physical demands and emotional commitments from everyone involved. There are so many lonely dinners and difficult bath times. There are so many rushed labor-day cookouts and daddy-less trick-or-treats. There are so many tears from kids who miss  ...

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Journal

5 Reasons Small Town Football is Awesome

When my husband first got a coaching job in a one-high-school-town I was a bit … unenthused. A small town? What will we DO? Where will we EAT? How will I hide when I go to the grocery store in my pajamas? But it didn’t take long to fall in love. When an offer came a couple years  ...

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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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Journal

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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