Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Next Question Answered..... ... From A Reader Turned Dear Friend
This question comes from a very important and good friend. Her pen name is Laurel and she is a sweetheart. She and her husband are in a ttwd marriage. By summer's end, we will have visited one another for the second time. She asked a question and we laughed about how we thought all the questions between us had been long ago answered. She came up with a good one that requires some reflection and research.
Laurel would like to know what my three top posts are. Yikes! There are 367 posts. Some posts embarrass me and some posts are funny, now that enough time has passed. Some posts are mundane and some are excellent if I do say so. Between the mundane and the excellent are lots of so-so posts.
I researched my own blog going deep into my own archives. I have done some cringing rereading some posts and laughed when reading others. I had a lot to learn and I can see my own growth reading what I wrote. My strategy was to read one post a month. It took awhile, but I am amazed at what I learned. Here is what I found: I have really changed. I have learned to lean into Jack's lead. I have become more respectful. I do think before speaking right off the top of my head.
Picking three favorite posts was now a tall order. I am ready to share.
First up was written in December of 2013. It was Christmas time and we had been a beginning ttwd couple since that June. What a six months we had lived!! The post is titled Leaning Into Jack and this post reflects where we were at that time. Looking at the blog as a timeline turned out to be very interesting. You can find that post here.
Next, I found a post from March 2015 that several people have commented on included Laurel herself. We were on another sun break golfing in the sunshine. Even though I have had golf lessons, I am awful. I need to practice, practice, practice. So when we are on a sun break, we golf together. Amazingly, we have never had an argument on the golf course. Jack is a great golfer and I completely recognize this. The whole round was spent in instruction and I listened well and Jack praised my efforts. I did not get frustrated and listening was the key. The post is titled The Perfect Place To Practice My Submission and you can find it here.
My final offering is my personal favorite because Jack and I learned so much from the experience that I wrote about. The whole world stopped and we saw for ourselves that ttwd was working and working very well for us. No bottom was spanked! The post from September of 2016 is titled Learning Something New About Ttwd and you can find it here. I remember this post as if it happened yesterday. The whole thing was very emotional and so good for us.
Thank you, Laurel, for your excellent question.