Posts Tagged ‘Jeremiah’

My sweet husband and I celebrated our second anniversary with a long weekend trip to Houston and Austin. (The official date was Monday.) I know I’m a few days late – been unpacking, doing laundry, catching up with friends, tending to my plants and house and soul. It was a good, rich trip. And it’s been a good, rich two years. Better and bigger and more complicated and more fun than I ever dreamed.

Happy Love Thursday, all. More soon.

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Since he was in high school, my husband has deeply loved the music of U2. Whenever we go on road trips, it’s sure to be part of the mix, and it frequently crops up at other times, too. A couple of years ago, for his birthday, I bought him the book U2 By U2, a huge compendium of stories, interviews and photos with Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton. And, on Monday night, in Dallas, I got to help him fulfill a long-held dream: seeing them in concert.

This was my graduation gift to Jeremiah, and even though it meant getting back to Abilene at 3 a.m., it was TOTALLY worth it. He sang along to nearly every song and just grinned the whole way through. I also love U2 – though mine is a more recent fondness – so I sang my heart out to “Beautiful Day” and “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “One” and “Where The Streets Have No Name” (which Bono began by singing “Amazing Grace”). We spotted our friends the Becks, who miraculously were sitting just six sections over from us, and got to chat with them before the concert. (And Jana, bless her, provided me with earplugs.)

Here we are outside “the spaceship,” aka the new Cowboys Stadium:

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And here’s the crazy gigantic stage – what Bono called “the spaceship” that travels with them. “You guys [Texans] are space cowboys,” he teased.

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We jammed along to “Vertigo” and “With or Without You,” and I very nearly lost it during “Sunday Bloody Sunday” when the screen filled with images of Iran. What a fantastic night. Thanks to U2 for a completely amazing show – and for making my Jeremiah very, very happy.

Happy Love Thursday, everyone. See links to more images and stories of love at Karen’s blog.

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This is my husband. (And me, obviously.)


For the past two years, he’s been enrolled in the Marriage and Family Institute at Abilene Christian University, working toward his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Requirements included classwork and papers, of course, but also two off-site internships, a national exam, oral comps and 500 clinic hours, the majority of them in the evenings.

Today, Jeremiah finished his 500th clinic hour AND found out he passed the national exam.

Way to go, babe! I’m so proud of you – and I’m so looking forward to having you home for dinner more often.

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