Sunday, September 23, 2012

Funny... Had to Take a Pic

Saw this a few days ago while I was out driving, so I had to stop and take a picture.  Not sure what "CDD" stands for in this particular instance,

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Almost a year ago, I met the man of my dreams. 

Seriously, he could have stepped right out of one of my books.  I could write an entire series of romance novels with him as the hero and not change ONE THING.

But what would this sexy, highly sought-after confirmed bachelor want with a ridiculously nervous, girl-next-door type like me who couldn't even look him in the eye when I talked to him?

I don't know either... but today I became his bride :D

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Our Story - The Beginning

So I met my fiance' last July.  I'm going to be brutally honest here and tell you... I met him on an online dating site.  I had just moved to another state and knew nobody, so I was on one of the free dating sites and just happened to come across his picture.

Oh my goodness, as soon as I saw him I wanted him:)  But I never thought he'd actually email me back.  His description was very short and to the point... "bleed blue and orange, lots of ink..."  So I sent him an email that told him I only bleed blue.  Is that going to be a problem?  He said No, it was not a problem and asked for my phone number.

I had a little bit of a problem giving out my phone number, but I had never been so attracted to a picture/profile before so I gave it to him and asked him to text me.

He did!  We became chat buddies the next morning and had a really light-hearted conversation in which I learned he hunted, fished, and loved football season.  He was a charmer.  I didn't know it at the time, but he actually had quite a few chat buddies and never expected it to go much farther than that.

But after a couple of days, he asked me to come over to his house and I freaked out.  Backed out of the whole thing.  Told him I wasn't ready to date right now.  Seriously, I was scared to death.

Instead of getting upset, he was soooo sweet about it.  Told me he understood... that he'd be there when I was ready.  He really knew exactly what to say and he's good at that to this day.

So we never really stopped texting and a month later I was finally ready to meet him.

That first meeting was a disaster, really.  I was such a nervous wreck that I could barely talk.  All I kept thinking was he is such an attractive man.  He must be used to dating beautiful women.  He would never want to date me.

He hugged me a couple of times and kissed me so quickly on the lips I could only imagine how nice it could be if he kissed me for real.

I learned that day that he was an avid fisherman who loved to spearfish.  He had more deer horns on his wall than anybody I'd ever met, and out in his woodworking shop he had a large set of tusks that he told me came from a wild boar he killed when he was 13 years old.  Quite a few snake skins out there, too.  And a picture of him holding up a fat rattlesnake that reached to his feet...eek!  He hinted a little bit about gator hunting but I didn't get those stories until later.  Anyway, you get the picture.

I ended up leaving early that first day.  He texted me a couple hours later and made sure I'd made it home safe, but after that I didn't text him for two or three days.  I just couldn't imagine that he would like me.  But I couldn't resist and texted him several days later.  He told me he thought I didn't like him:)  I told him the truth... that he must be used to dating beautiful women and I didn't think he liked me.

You know what he said?  He said, "Who told you you're not a beautiful woman?"


He always knows what to say.

So that was the beginning of my very own love story.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Hello old friends!

I know you've not heard from me in awhile, and there is a very good reason for my absence that I am getting ready to explain. This is not easy for me, especially in light of my writing and focus of the past several years, but I feel this must be said and done.

In September of 2010, my husband left me.

For those of you who've read Christian Domestic Discipline 101, you'll remember I said that CDD is NOT a cure for a bad marriage, and I'm sad to say that, indeed, it was not a cure for mine.

My husband had some other issues that I believe are deep seated mental problems, but we won't go into that. Suffice it to say that I did everything I could to save the marriage but it failed regardless.

I spent the first year healing.

The second year... well... :D I am happy to say I have met someone new... someone I think many of you would like. He is a good-hearted, tough-as-nails redneck that wears his dominance like a second skin, and he has asked me to marry him in the fall!

I know this is fast since many of you are just learning that my marriage failed, but I hope you'll remember that it has been two years since my ex-husband left me (and believe me, he did it in the cruelest of ways).

I hope you'll be able to look past my failed marriage and journey with me into this new relationship with quite literally the man of my dreams. I have a lot of joy and hope, mingled with fears and doubts. I am self-conscious and wonder since he could have any woman he wants, why would he choose me?

And no... he does not know about Christian Domestic Discipline. He doesn't know who I am or what is the subject of my books.

BUT I believe he would take to it like a duck to water once I get the courage to tell him about it.

So friends, go with me on this journey. Give ME advice. Pray with me and share with me in the days leading up to my wedding and new life.

I promise you won't regret it.

Love and Blessings,

Understanding Christian Domestic Discipline