My deepest sense is that we suffer from a lack of realization that we have more control over the state of our lives and inner contentment than we are willing to recognize.
My wife Gina wrote this wonderful piece about not letting the calendar be your boss. I hope you’ll give it a read.
My wonderfully wonderful wife Gina has started blogging again, which is good news for all of us.
You can find her at Once a Time a Time… talking about gezelligheid, her new favorite word.
“They themselves have not been abused, but someone with whom they are close has been. There are mixtures of feelings that are oftentimes very confusing. Moments of anger, confusion, sorrow, bafflement, all while still feeling great love and compassion for the person who is suffering. How does one sort out these feelings while trying to be a support?”
(more from survivingabuse.org)
Recovery and healing from childhood sexual abuse is a difficult battle, not only for the abused but also for spouses and partners. Gina has been a wonderful support for me while I continue my healing and I can’t stress how critical it has been for me to have her by my side as we face this together.
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Gina made her homemade sour cream coffee cake. It has this amazing crumble inside it and the cake itself is just perfect. It smells and tastes even better than it looks.
Gina baked some homemade bread this last week. It’s her Grandma Bessie’s recipe and it’s just wonderful. Here are some pics she took last year presenting it in all of its loafy goodness.
I can’t convey how good our house smelled during the time this was baking but if you’ve ever been to a really good bakery, imagine something twice as good as that and you might almost be close to what we experienced here.
Can you please pass the butter?
Photos reused with permission of Gina from Upside Down Cats