Wife Spotlights share their love story & love lessons.
We are Courtnai and William McCurdy currently living bi-state in Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago, Illinois (soon to be settled in Charlotte, NC). As of Oct 28th, we’ll be married 26 years. WE are the parents of 5 children and grandparents (known as “Iya” and “Gogo”) to 4 grandchildren (with one on the way - due Nov 5th). Will and I met on the job in 1994 at the Cook County Public Defender Office (of Illinois) where I was in HR and he was a criminal investigator. A few years after marriage, we took the term “co-worker” to another level as we left those jobs, joined forces and parlayed our skills to build and operate our own PI & security agency. We’ve worked together in several community, national and church organizations as well as in other business ventures. But working together to get our kids grown up, thru college and out on their own has been our biggest business. Now they are all adults and some have begun their own entrepreneurial ventures which was the purpose and focus of all our efforts.
My “Wife Wisdom” is 2-fold:
I consider myself a conduit of community and I like to champion all things “women, children or family”. So the First Wives Club is right in that same vein. Andrea Simmons invited to the group about a week or so after Denise started it in Oct 2019 and I’ve seen it GROW up into something awesome. I think Denise has created a wonderful space for wives to share, glean and just release if need be….where our peers can offer support, perspective and encouragement. I was glad to be a part of the beta group for the book “I’m the GOOD Thing” and get the opportunity to not only reflect on my own love walk, but to help Denise test, tweak and perfect something that she’ll use for years to help other wives do the same reflection .