What Every Wife Wants For Christmas 

Good morning! 

Of all my Christmas gifts, this has to be my favorite.  An email from my husband. Which I opened a few days early, as we were laying in bed reading the morning paper and drinking our coffee, I might add.

Naturally I opened it. After all, he thought it was a nice thing for me to see. I couldn’t wait. He has been known to occasionally send me emails with articles worthy of my attention. So here goes! 

I don’t know when I’ve laughed so hard. 

You see, the term fat and happy describes me to a T these days. Let’s face it. Everyone that knows me, knows I’m ecstatically happy! But I’m also fat. I prefer to think of it as fluffy. I’m prepared for winter. Ive got on my extra pounds for hibernation. My winter weight. 

I’ve put on weight since I got married. I eat and drink more. I worry less. And then there was the stress eating that came along with all the first year of teaching jitters. The curriculum to learn, lesson plans to write, and IEPs to keep up with. Sure, we walk the dog each evening. But that’s not enough. I’ve reached that age where my metabolism has just slowed down. 

When I opened it, this is what I saw.


“I’ve been hacked!” was my dear husband’s reply as I showed him the email. The Christmas present every wife dreams of receiving from her new husband I added! We both got a good laugh about it!

But it’s no laughing matter. Trust me, a few stitches in my mouth from my dental implant and a hacked email from my husband for a diet pill has me kicking my 2018 New Year’s resolution’s into high gear a little bit early. Excluding the piece of French silk pie I ate for breakfast Christmas morning. 

How about you? Have you begun your new year’s resolutions? 

Mine, obviously, is to lose weight! For sure! But the easiest way to do so is to shed a few unnecessary habits as well while I’m at it. 

Let’s all lighten our load at this time of year. Shed those bad habits and sin that are weighing us down. Along with the weight. So we can be our utmost best self we were created to be. And pick up the burden of Christ in their place. It’s light. Try it on for size. 

Happy new year! Here’s to new year’s resolutions we can all accomplish! 

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.                                                Matthew 11:30

Love and laughter,



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