My little boy is two today! Which kind of scares me, because if we are just now entering the terrible-twos, then what was all that I went through last year!?
Just Kidding... well, kind of.
Hyrum has taught me that you can completely and utterly adore someone and yet at the same time want to toss them out of a window. It is a strange spectrum of emotions to feel at one time. But I love him! Oh, do I love him. I have no doubt that if he so chooses he will be able to conquer the world by the time he is five!
So, happy birthday baby! And try to stay a baby for just a little longer.
OK, you know I'm married to a shrink when I can't stop laughing about mental health jokes. But I mean, come on, if we can't laugh at them what's the point in having them, because let's face it--EVERYONE has issues no matter who you are. Even Mary Poppin's, who was "Practically Perfect", had a serious case of narcissism! So here is a hot line that will have something for everyone!
So I just wanted to do a quick blog about the movie "Fire Proof". It has taken me months to watch it, and I finally got a copy from the library and I have to say that I LOVE it. I would recommend it to anyone, especially anyone in a marriage, or about to go into a marriage or about to get out of a marriage, or was in a marriage.
Basically it's about a couple how has a bad marriage and works it out. Sounds simple, and cheesy and there is also a lot of Christian cheese too, not to mention Kirk Cameron stars in it, which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your thoughts about the man.
But the movie was surprisingly wonderful! Yes there are a few moments of bad acting, yes there are several over the top moments of coming to Jesus. (which isn't bad, just a little cheesy) But man did I love the overall message. It is a great blueprint for any and every relationship we are in. Not only husband and wife, but all relationships. It's about learning to love unconditionally, that when you feel the love of God, you learn to love EVERYONE around you. It's about the importance of serving those we love and are close to. It's about loving people in a Christ-like way. That's why I loved this movie.
Even if you don't believe in God, I think the idea of serving one another is vital to all successful relationships, and something that is easy to forget in this selfish world. I know I have my fair share of selfishness, like everyone moment of everyday. And yes, I believe it's important to do things for our self, and have a few selfish moments, but this movie was a great reminder about the joy that comes when we bring joy to others.
I would recommend it to anyone, with the warning that there is a lot of Christian cheese, and if you're not into that to overlook it. If you are into it, then you REALLY should watch this. And if you can, try to grab your significant other to watch it with you. It's a great reminder to everyone how precious the marriage relationship is.
Ok, so if a wife can’t brag about her husband then what’s the point of supporting and sustaining him through years of school? Right? Right!
So I thought I would post Jason’s bio here so you can see what an amazing therapist he really is. If you need more information, click the following link for the website of his private practice. (No, there is no shameless advertising going on at all!)
Jason King, soon to be “Dr. J,” is a licensed and board certified clinical counselor. He is recognized in Utah as a leading expert among child welfare caseworkers, probation officers, and juvenile judges in working with troubled adolescents and their families. Jason has doctoral education in child and adolescent counseling and teaches family therapy courses for the University of Phoenix. He is also a guest professor on troubled adolescents each year at the University of Utah School of social work. He has specialized training and extensive experience in Functional Family Therapy with hundreds of court involved, incarcerated, substance abusing, and gang involved adolescents.
Jason is a dynamic, energetic, and “get-to-the-point” counselor. Clients appreciate his sensitive, yet challenging style that motivates them to change when hope is lost. He has a unique ability to deeply understand others and to tap into their inherent strengths. Jason is highly effective at seeing the big picture in families and unifying them through a common theme. His clinical specialty is families in crisis, single, divorced, and blended families; and adolescents with trauma and abuse, anger and aggression, suicide and self harm, depression and bipolar, ADHD, and substance abuse. Jason’s unique counseling style helps adolescents to form positive relationships with family, peers, and the community. He uses proven counseling methods and is respectful to various religious and cultural beliefs.
I am a 30 year-old, mother of three. I have been a closet writer all my life, and about three years ago started to creep out into the open about my writing. I love chocolate, I’m allergic to nuts, I think Hayao Miyazaki is the most brilliant story teller of our time, Sailor Moon and chocolate cake are my survival for rejection letters, I prefer writing to house work, (well, who doesn’t) and I firmly believe that I am destined to do great things. (Those great things may only be getting laundry finished and folded before it’s time to start it again, or having a clean floor) But great things nonetheless!!!