“We were going to create a happy home, filled with love, family and of course make us both financially more stable. I made a good living, he made a good living, we were going to be all set” ~ Boomerang, AccidentallyAllison
I recently joined a blogging network where if you post your link, you are obligated to read and respond to eight other posts in the thread, I went through almost six and they were all good, well written, insightful giving away kids stuff and telling me how I could pack great snacks for long car trips and make a pretty princess party with decorative invitations. They were all very cute and then I came across Tamara (like)Camera http://tamaracamerablog.com/about-me/ and I realized I found someone who wrote and talked much like I did. Although we are from very different places in the country and our lives have not intersected until now, her analogy of her relationship to a dingy shower and her objective: give her opinion on a new cleaner. Sounds silly, but it was impeccably written.
Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a writer/blogger at http://tamaracamerablog.com and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the books, The Mother of All Meltdowns and Stigma Fighters Anthology. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter and son in glorious western Massachusetts.
This is the quote that drew me in: From her post – How Mr. Clean Made My Shower and My Marriage Shine http://tamaracamerablog.com/page/3/
Over time, relationships and marriages take their wear and tear. They get tired and musty (like the shower). I used to wonder how to get that look on his face again – another photo I took? Another article I wrote? Another sundress? A pint of ice cream? No. I had to remember what it would take to get that look on his face again – something surprising. Something different.