Most everyone I meet loves dogs. Dogs are typically loving and faithful, unlike most humans. In fact, when I meet a human that doesn’t like dogs, I make sure I steer clear of those folks as much as possible. I will trust a dog’s judgment of a person or situation over that of a person’s judgment. In fact, when I first started dating my now husband, I told him that when I took him home to meet my dad, he would also have to pass my dog’s approval as well. Thankfully both Dad and Cujo loved him. My ex before Jeremy did not get along with Cujo at all. I should have listened to Cujo and avoided that heartache but at least listening to Cujo lead me to a long, happy relationship with Jeremy.
With Valentine's Day this week, I wanted to focus on stories of ghosts that show love lasts long after death. There is no way that I could have romantic stories this week and not include my favorite spirit love story. I have mentioned this story before in an earlier post but I only briefly told the story. This is the story Nang Nak and her husband Mak.
I've been struggling with religion for a while. When I was really little, I remember going to a small country church in the woods. I don't remember much. Mainly Easter egg hunting in a white dress. I must have been 5 or 6 because I don't really remember my sister being about of the memory. After that church, my family switched back to the church my parents were married in, Carrboro Baptist Church. It was within walking distance from our house. It was in the center of our town near Franklin Street and the playground of it backed up to my favorite Chinese restaurant. The side of the restaurant that faced the church had a mural that depicted the garden of Eden. I still remember the controversy over it showing Adam and Eve in leaves.
As every military spouse knows once the husband is away for any long periods of time stuff starts falling apart and going wrong. I knew stuff would happen. It always does whenever Jeremy is gone for a long period of time. If he is gone for a week or two, everything is typically fine. Anything past that and life goes crazy.
Leave it to the military to make me hurry up and wait again.
OK so today's challenge topic is a bit of a stretch but it was either this, hippos, or horror movies.