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My wife is bad ass

Mondays are crazy, aren’t they? And, if you’re at all like me, they leave you feeling hopeful, energized, motivated, depressed, tired, and anxious all at the same time. And that’s just a regular Monday. 

But, today… today is no regular Monday in my family. 

Today my wife goes back to work after a year of being on the “sick list”. She decided to step back from work a year ago in order to focus on her health. If you don’t know, she’s been dealing with an eating disorder for years, and this past year she has been in some pretty intense treatment all day, every day. Of course, a year ago, we had no idea how things would go or how long she’s be away from work. 

Today, however, marks the first day that she heads to work since she started her treatment. 

She’s gonna work two hours a day for a while, so she can slowly ease back into it. And her treatment, while it looks different now, will continue. Recovering from an eating disorder takes a long, long time. So she is choosing to contour to let it take the time that it will take. Because she wants to be free. 

But, what I want to focus on today is how proud of her I am. She has fought… hard to get where she is. She has (and still does) faced one tough moment after another, but she just stares all of these challenges in the face and kicks their asses. Somehow she summons all of her courage, and her love of life, and chooses minute by minute to take her life back. 

I have never seen anything like it before. Never had the pure joy to being so close to someone and to watch them work so hard for something – and what I see in my love is that she is beginning to truly, really create her life to be what she wants it to be. 


So, this Monday is no regular day in my family. 

It’s a wonderful day, a day to celebrate my love’s step into the next phase of her recovery, and a step for us together toward continuing to live and celebrate our life to the fullest. 

I sure do hope that you guys have a beautiful Monday – and whatever you face, know that deep inside you is all of the courage and bad ass energy that you need to make your dreams come true. 

Here’s to life! Here’s to my wife, Lina! 

xoxo. liz. 

You can read all about my love and her fight for life on her blog –> here

10 Comments

  1. You both have so much to be proud of in this last you. Congratulations! Good and healing thoughts to you both.

    Kate

    • Liz Liz

      Thank you, Kate! Thank you so very much for all of your wishes and energy that you send our way. xo

  2. I teared up a little reading this. Thinking of Lina kicking these challenges in the ass. I greatly admire that. As an overweight person who has always had a huge appetite (quite the opposite of Lina), I know the struggles with food are a huge hurdle. I have nothing but huge admiration for Lina.
    I was also greatly touched by how much love you showed by creating this post to support and celebrate Lina. This is such a true testament of love. xo

    • Liz Liz

      Lina’s ability to fight and succeed is truly amazing, and I am honored to be able to be by her side. We truly support each other – and for that we know that we are blessed beyond belief! Thank you for reading and celebrating with us! xoxo

  3. The love you two have for each other is truly magical. This post is so, so special – it gave me goosebumps of happiness (yes, that’s a thing). I’m sure your support and love play a huge role in her winning the fight with her disease – you should be proud of yourself as well!
    Happy first day back at work for Lina!

    • Liz Liz

      I am absolutely fully acquainted with goosebumps of happiness! 🙂 YAY! Thanks so much for sharing in our joy with us. Love and magic to you, friend. xx

  4. Gesine Gesine

    You rock! Lina and you are the greatest couple I have ever met! You make each other strong and shine a light that inspires others!

    • Liz Liz

      Oh my gosh, you are so sweet, Gesine, to say that!! Love you!

  5. Good luck to Lina and love to you both! I can’t even imagine how the last year has been for Lina, and for you too, but I wish her all the very best health!!
    I know nothing of eating disorders on a personal level, but I recently read a beautiful, though I guess in it’s subject, harrowing book on the subject, and I can’t imagine living and fighting such a disease personally or with someone whom I love dearly. I send thegreatest well wishes to you both!!!

    • Liz Liz

      Thank you, Holly, for sticking around and sharing in our journey by your constant presence with us. We can absolutely feel it! xoxo

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