Yes, Jack and Meredith are alive and kicking. We have been away both together and apart and now have been reunited. There was some of this........ the photo above says it all. Then there was some of that as in the photo below. When we are away, all spanking just plain stops. There are always those talks inside airports about who is in charge and talks in fancy far away hotel rooms about what will happen to get us on track once we are back home. Jack gives new meaning to that hoh phrase..... what until I get you home...... he says with a twinkle in his eye, but his hand on my bottom!
In the end, as in my end, it all gets sorted out. Promises are kept. The famous score card is cleared. Even when we are away, Jack remembers what needs doing and he knows how to get it done.
I must confess here. I had a real meltdown while we are away. Something happened and I honestly do not remember what. We talked about what had happened and I realized the way I often went right over the top of his wishes and wants. I put my own wants first. most of our marriage. In those days, he had given in as he said it was just easier. It was about then that my meltdown started. In my mind, I could see what I had done for years and years and then the tears really flowed. Not showing him respect and honoring his wishes were the way we did things. I just kept crying. We were driving and he pulled into a park-like setting and held me. Now we do things differently, he said. I just nodded and buried my head in his chest.
Indeed, we really are a different couple now and we really do things differently. It works so well for us. Whenever I remember the olden days, I am forever thankful that we found ttwd and that we are ttwa.......... that thing we are.....
It feels great to be back.