Something tells us Robin isn’t enjoying his lunch...
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Walter Sinclair Ritter Jr was known to be an honorable veteran, historian, and transcendent of genealogy reports of the Ritter family. Everyone called him Butch, but I just knew him as Grandpa. He was admirable and compassionate and at the beginning of my youth considered hard to live up to. One day I had asked him how he managed to accomplish the things he’s done at a time when people didn’t want to see success for other groups of people. He said, “Whatever you decide to do in life, make sure to give it all you got. Even when someone says you can’t, say to yourself you can.” Grandpa always supported me throughout my life both him and Grandma. One of the last things he said to me was “Sorry he couldn’t make it to my graduation (college).” I remember breaking down and then realizing that he physically would not be there but his presence and legacy will carry on with my wonderful dad Walter III and myself. Thank you for everything you’ve contributed and done out of pure compassion and love. Say hi to grandma for me and may you Rest In Peace. #restinpeace#loveyou#grandpa#ritter#proudritter#veteran#ritterfamily
10 years ago in Paris celebrating our 1st year wedding anniversary who spent nights perusing the city of Love and in a club till wee hours and Now , a pic of us two who looked as if we only had to worry on how to smile at this glam occassion, but in reality, took us half a day to get ready, remembering vividly: my son refusing to wear his suspenders, my daughter who didnt want to wear her hose and ballerina shoes, my mom, who showed up late at her appointment. Dont even get me started with my dog.
•Smiling through the ugly•
Tonight was our life group’s After Christmas Christmas Party: ugly sweater edition🎄
2018 was beyond horrible. It was nothing we could have ever imagined. It was honestly the worst year of my life.
We are still trying to process, cope, and function through allllllll the things 2018 threw at us.
We have been tested over and over, and just when we saw a glimpse of joy, it all too quickly vanished and we were hit again and again.
But here we are. Together. Thankful for what we have.
The reason we smile is because we experienced it all together. The tears, the all too short lived happiness, the frustration, the ugly...all of it...together.
The reason we smile is because we know God has a greater purpose and plan than what we think the plan should be.
That doesn’t mean I understand it, but I don’t have to. And believe me, I want to. I want answers. I want reasons that justify all of it. My brain functions off of logical explanations. I’d say 90% of what we experienced has ZERO logical explanation.
But my faith in God reminds me that all I really need to do is run closer. Run faster. Run harder toward Him.
He’s right there in the ugly. With us. Guiding us. Helping us. •
So here we come, 2019.
We will be here...together. •
Being a parent of a special needs child can take its emotional & physical toll. Thank god for respite care 🙏 For many years we didn’t get a break. Now we do and make the effort to go out even if we’re “too tired.” More often than not our date nights look & sound like a work meeting: discussions of our child’s current services, health, behavior, well being, progress, etc.... mixed with the latest bad news to come out of the special needs world (recent development: one of our son’s former schools has just been closed down due to restraining a child for over an hour which resulted in his death 😱🤬😭😢). Yet 20 yrs later this guy (pictured) is still making me laugh 😆 No matter how serious the topic, he can find a way to see the lighter side in a sometimes very heavy world.
At the end of the day, if you can laugh despite all you’ve been through, you’re winning 👊❤️ #thisguy#bestsenseofhumor#forbetterorforworse#hegetsupat3am#wevehadourfairshare#autismparent#hasntbeeneasy#rollwiththechanges#PlanB#ifplanbdidnotworkthealphabethas24moreletters
The “FBFW” sweatshirt is officially here! Not only does the design stand for “For Better or For Worse” it also features the NN logo, and 092316, which is the release date of the song. Sizes run from Small - 5XL dependent on color. Swipe side to side to find your favorite color and then click the link in our bio to order yourself some new merch. 🤟🏻
9 12612:41 AM Jan 12, 2019
He hates when I call him out, but this guy is a saint. He could go home and sleep in his own bed for a while but chooses to stay at the hospital with me. Sleeping in a chair. And when I was in too much pain to sit upright and had to lay on the ER waiting room floor, he sat on the floor with my legs across his lap to try to ease my pain. He’s also had to single-handedly man #zooholland while I’m in the hospital. He’s a diamond and I’m so thankful. #insicknessandinhealth#forbetterorforworse
8 9910:32 PM Jan 11, 2019
Get that calcium! It’s #NationalMilkDay! Remember the days when you would drink straight from the carton?
This guy here..... Ya know I may get annoyed or lose my temper with him but this guy here is my world... My job can get to me some times and that some time happened to be today. I watched a beautiful family say goodbye to a loved one today but what hit me so hard was a soulmate saying goodbye to their best friend. I sat there throughout the day watching this couple with my heart just breaking for them. In the end the see you laters were said and the love was felt as my heart broke for this beautiful family. I began to sit there and think about my own guy and how blessed I am even when he fries me with different things! But every day I wake up and every night I go to sleep I am thankful for him, our life, and our love. I appreciate him and love him more than anything I could imagine. Today as I observed this beautiful love story I thought of my own and how much I love our story and how we almost weren't and now here we are heading into almost 4+ years of being together and almost 2 years of marriage ❤️ I wouldn't want to ride this crazy rollercoaster of life with anyone else in the world! I love you unconditionally my Wagner 😘❤️ #happilyeverywagner#beyondblessed#ourlovestoryismyfavorite #81917 #funnyfaces#lovethrouggalltheseasons#forbetterorforworse#laughteristhemainingredient#nurselife#reallifetalk
Every person who has been married for a very long time to the same person will agree with the following: "Marriage isn't for the faint at heart, it's not always pretty. That part about for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health are the vows for a reason!" It's Happily Married Husband and Wife Week. If your spouse is still your best friend, works extremely hard, has been with you through triumphs and tragedies, who loves you when you’re at your best and worst, who you're proud to be married to, copy and paste this with the year you were married.
This is us celebrating our 22 years and our friends 9 years of marriage. @sarah.hiner
We were married at 21. Some people said we were too young or that we wouldn't make it getting married while still in college. Someone even said to us, "You think its great now, wait until it has been 10 years."🙈 Yikes!
We went into marriage fully committed. We understood that not all marriages last but we took our vows seriously and here we are! We sobbed through each line of our vows knowing we were making them before God and 300 witnesses that we charged to call us out if we failed to keep them.
So thankful for the 24 years I have known this man who leads well and is a good example to me and our children. •
#happyanniversary#22years#forbetterorforworse#ido#istilldo#marriageisworthit#mawwiage 😃 #celebrate#husbandandwife#motherhood#commitment#forricherorpoorer
37 1425:51 PM Jan 7, 2019
Good luck to everyone heading back to school or this week after the holidays!
Happy 8th Anniversary to my love! ❤️ You are my dream come true. Thank for for loving me and our babies with everything in you. Thank you for holding me as I sobbed last night when you knew I didn’t want you to leave to go to the hospital without me. You are my rock, always steady, and holding us all together. I am so honored to be your wife. ❤️ #marriage#forbetterorforworse#insicknessandinhealth#ido#forever#truelove
This last last year has been the hardest year of our lives. I still often wonder if someone will wake me up from this nightmare. It still is hard at times to accept that my husband has had so much taken from him. I am still grieving the man I sent off to war that will never return. Its the little things I miss the most. I miss his voice, I miss his hugs, i miss his presence in our home. I miss watching him play with our children the most. The wound is still fresh even though it has been a year.
The love and support we have received this last year still amazes me to this day. We cannot thank everyone enough for all that they have done for our family. . I will never stop fighting for you. I have faith that this is temporary. I will always have hope that our prayers will be answered. We will stay strong until God reveals his miracle. #stacystrong#veteransday#honoringyourfreedom#freedomisnotfree#navystrong#forbetterorforworse#myhero#lovingfather#navychief#kentonstacy