Monday, September 15, 2014

The Fragile Dance

After church today, I talked with a friend I hadn't seen in a long time. A few divine words of encouragement mixed with goose bumps, then we landed on relationships; how the party is easy, but a bad day, event, circumstance can challenge the party, if not ruin it. Challenges come with their own criteria and time-line.

In the best of circumstances, relationships are hard and take finesse which takes intention. When you're looking to marry, unlike fairy tales, none of this comes naturally or is learned overnight. In addition if the two people come together loaded with baggage, it’s even harder. The ultimate challenge is not to quit and give up.

Hard to believe my husband and I recently celebrated our 18 wedding anniversary, together a total of 22 years.  The last time I spoke to my dad I was twenty-three. Weird how I’ve been with my husband almost as many years. It puts a completely new perspective on things. Breaks an emotional spell, if you know what I mean.



Tammy Sue Willey, abuse, alcoholic, baggage, relationships, white mountains, hope, fragile
Celebrating 18 years married in White Mountains 2014
Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconway
Tammy Sue Willey, abuse, alcoholic, baggage, relationships, white mountains, hope, fragile
Happy 18 Anniversary on Mt. Whiteface, NH 2014
Sifting through all the garbage of my past, it’s a wonder we lasted. I've been writing a book and below is an excerpt from the chapter titled The Fragile Dance