Culture Shock: 5 Things I Forgot to Do in a Home After Living on Campus

5 Things I Forgot to Do in a Home After Living on Campus

We spent 10 years living on campus. It was inevitable that we would experience a little culture shock. But I was surprised by the top five things that I forgot to do in a home after living on campus! These things were so simple that I’m still laughing at myself weeks later. Here we go…

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{KWW} Just a Guy and a Girl in a ResHall

Just a Guy and a Girl in a ResHall

It wasn’t love at first sight, but our personalities clicked immediately. We were just a guy and a girl in a ResHall, hanging out at the front desk, working on programs together and having epic late-night snowball fights with some of our friends. This picture provides the perfect window into our lives nine years ago. You would rarely find one of us without the other. Less than a week after this picture was taken, we officially started dating. I love this photo. I see that new relationship excitement in both of our eyes and it brings back those feelings. You know the ones – flutters in your stomach, heart skipping a beat.

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“I just want you to know that you are loved.”

I just want you to know that you are loved.

Our wedding, June 2009. Ken Cravillion Photography

I was trying to get the kids ready for bed. Despite my organization and routine, neither child was listening to me. I repeated myself until I was convinced no one heard me at all. It was frustrating, but it was no different than any other night.

The only difference was that Hubster was there. He hugged me in the hallway and told me, “I just want you to know that you are loved.”

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My Early Bedtime is the Best Decision I’ve Made This Week

I haven’t slept through the night in five years. Well, that’s not exactly true. The nights that a family member has graciously taken our children overnight, I managed to get a full night of sleep. The truer statement would be, each night that I have been with one or both of my children since the first was born, I have not slept through the night. Let’s not get into semantics. I’m too tired for that. Let’s just say that chronic sleep deprivation has taken its toll.

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I Didn’t Realize It Was Easy

On the Beach in Biloxi

I love the Memories feature on Facebook. It reminds me of many moments in my life that I’ve forgotten. There were simpler times, difficult days and carefree fun. I look at some of those photos from years past and smile. In those moments, I didn’t realize it was easy. Life just had less stuff in it.

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Autism and My Son’s Empathy

Autism and My Son's Empathy

It’s been said that people with autism are incapable of empathy. Quite frankly, I think that is ridiculous. My son has always been intuitive. He knows when I am stressed or sad, even when I try to mask it, and he responds accordingly. My son’s empathy is growing in the same way he is.

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