Today I am Simply Grateful.

I hate divorce. I don’t know any celebrities personally, but the half a dozen divorces that have been announced this summer break my heart. It makes me think about these people on their wedding day… I’m sure they were swimming in love and joy and gratefulness and celebration. How did it ever end up here, at a divorce? My heart breaks into a million pieces for those going through a divorce- both celebrities and friends/family.

I am fortunate in that my parents are married and happy. (My in-laws, too!) When we were young my brother used to cry when M&D would argue because so many of his friends had divorced parents and he was terrified ours would end up apart. (My parents didn’t fight often. They had occasional, healthy arguments, just like any other couple.) I don’t think I ever thought about my parents splitting up so it’s a good thing they didn’t; my world would’ve been crushed.


Last weekend during dinner at Red Lobster I told K how much I hate divorce. I told him that I can’t imagine losing that feeling I had on the day we said, “I do.” I don’t blame anyone for getting a divorce, but when I see solid couples go separate ways I think how vulnerable all relationships are… Nothing guarantees we’ll celebrate a 50th, 60th, 75th wedding anniversary but I pray we do. For that reason alone today I am grateful.

During our lighthearted (sarcasm) dinner conversation I told K that I can’t imagine leaving him (or him leaving me). When I think about all the things in life I want to do- travel, start a family, grow a business, build a house, adopt all the dogs in the world- I imagine myself doing it all with him. I can do it on my own, but it takes the fun out of life. There’s no one else I want to travel, parent, fail, succeed, or live with.

This got mushy gushy real fast, but it’s 100% true and it’s why I love loving Kyle.

So today I am incredible grateful to love my man and to be loved in return. My heart goes out to those struggling with love right now.


Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Samara says:

    Oh, I hear you on the divorce thing. My parents divorced when I was 9, and more than ever I am convinced that divorce doesn’t actually solve any problems. I honestly think that, with a lot of hard work and resolve from both partners, divorce can be (often) avoided. As soon as one person is not on board though, things become pretty shaky fast. It scares me the number of people who go into marriage seeing divorce as an option. So glad to see that you guys seem to have an open forum to discuss these issues 🙂

    (Also, thanks for your super kind comment on my blog last week- I can’t reply as there is no email linked to your account, but I wanted you to know that I really did appreciate your encouragement 🙂 )



    1. Louise says:

      I know so many people with divorced parents that take a cynical approach to marriage now but I’m so, so happy to hear you feel the exact opposite!! I absolutely agree with you!

      You’re welcome! I’ll try to do a better job of leaving a communication trail 😉


  2. 🙂 Such a true post to share. I love that you guys opening talk about that stuff on your date night – I think it’s important to be open about it and how you feel, and then of course to tell your spouse how grateful you are for them. (Your dress was beautiful, by the way) 🙂


    1. Louise says:

      Thanks, Emily!


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