Wife Spotlights share their love story & love lessons.
Martin and I have been together for 27 years and will celebrate 22 years of marriage on October 24th. We live in Charlotte, NC. with our 3 beautiful daughters, Corinna 25, Courtney 20, and Morgan 16. Martin and I met at work. I worked first shift and he was a supervisor on 2nd shift. He was different than any other guy I had dated and certainly, on the surface was not my type. He was a gainfully employed nerd. Vastly different from the flashy "Bad Boy" type I was typically attracted to. Dude had the audacity to get my number right before going out on vacation, but did not call me for a week. (rolling eyes) For our first date, we went to see the movie CB-4. When he picked me up, he opened the car door for me and throughout the entire night he held doors open for me. I was smitten! But, when I saw how respectful he was towards the women in his family and how he revered them all, that was it! I was in Love!! I had kissed a few frogs and then God blessed me with a prince. LOL!!
"Wife Wisdom" - Early on in our relationship, when it was understood that we would be exclusive, we established ground rules and shared what each of our deal breakers are that would cause the relationship to end. This conversation would be the first of many for us on Ground Rules & Deal Breakers. Of course, once we got married and started a family, we revisited the conversation. Such as life happens, growth and circumstance can cause things to shift, we are committed to the marriage and to each other. Setting Ground Rules & Deal Breakers set clear expectations and is what started the blueprint to us being successful in our marriage. As we are getting older and wiser, I'm sure we will revisit the conversation again. ;)
First Wives Club - Being apart of the First Wives Club is essential to any bride. Whether you're young or old, from Newlyweds to veterans, FWC is the vessel that allows us to fellowship with women from varying backgrounds, but with similar values. It is critical to have a support system of like minded women who we can learn from to level up, lean on when times are tough, and celebrate each other's successes.