Category My Husband

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

When I read the prompt for this week’s photo challenge, to post something “foreign”, this picture immediately came to mind.  A relative of my husband took this picture when various members of the family were staying in a refugee camp in Thailand in the early 1980’s.  They had fled from Laos, and were hoping to […]

What We Found in the Backpack

You never know what you’re going to find when you go through your child’s backpack at the end of the day.  Most of the time, I find spelling lists, study guides, a planner, and some textbooks for homework.  L. is in third grade, so sometimes there are some random doodles and prizes from the class […]

The Couple Who Studies Together…

I wrote this nearly two years ago, as I reflected on how long V and I have been together, and where our path has taken us.  It’s an interesting burden, being married to someone pursuing a career in medicine.  Our journey began in college, where our friendship deepened over hours of studying.  Studying has been […]

“She’s Warming Up to Me…”

“She’s warming up to me,” said my husband, V., to me the other night, speaking of our nearly three-year-old daughter.  Is this a strange thing for a father to say about his own little girl, for whose life he has been present since she entered the world?  Strange, but I totally understood what he meant.  Both […]

What the Doctor Needs…

I am part of a few online groups for spouses of physicians, and the other day, one lady asked for the prayers of other members for her husband.  She spoke of the challenges in adjusting to life beyond residency.  For those of you unfamiliar with the career paths of physicians, residency is training in a […]

Tennis, Anyone?

Just as running has a special place in my heart and a lengthy history in my life, tennis and I go even farther back.  I went for my first real “run” when I was about 8, but I started taking tennis lessons at the age of 5.  It was love at first hit, you could […]

Hurricane Day

All my adult life, I’ve had what I call occasional “dizzy spells”.  One moment, all will be fine, and the next moment, it’s like some giant hand took the ground below me and tilted it quickly one way and then the other, leaving me with a spinning, unsettled sensation in my head.  Sometimes the feeling […]