Many people regularly ask how I handle the media, family dynamics, politics, as well as work, travel and being on the Alaska Judicial Council. So, I decided I would start to pen a few articles on these different areas starting with perhaps the most difficult, yet inspiring . . . drum roll please . . . being Joe Miller’s wife! Since we do wake up beside each other on more days than not, I will tackle this with some humor and easy to understand points:
The ABC’s of being Joe Miller’s Wife
A Always remember to admire him
B Be cheerful more days than not
C Communicate- this is very important!
D Do remember that I appreciate his reasons for doing what he does even though it may not seem sane at times
E Enjoy the simple things in life because when he does the thing he does that may be all we have
F Focus yes, FOCUS, on his good qualities
G Give and forgive a lot!
H Hope he remembers to thank everyone for coming, to pay attention to the little things, and HOLD NO GRUDGES!
I Invite his crazy ideas into the conversation of what I would like to get done around the house and watch that turn into what he would like to get done around the nation
J Join in his endeavors and enthusiasms
K Keep my mouth shut about something stupid he did until we are out of earshot of others
L Love him and try to listen when he’s speaking
M Magnify the good in him because sometimes I may be the only one who did that day
N Never forget his heart and intentions in everything he does-yes they are not just a benefit to others, but also to myself and our family
O Oust the negative as often as possible
P Pray for him
Q Quickly point out what I think and then let him ponder and bring about a discussion
R Remember that behind every great man there is an even better woman so I need to encourage him
S Speak highly of him
T Treat him as a King because I will be treated as his Queen
U Unconditionally love him
V Value his desires, insights and strong demeanor
W Welcome him with open arms when he’s had a rough day or Welcome his ambition and fight for truth and liberty
X X-ercise my voice but try my best to keep all of the above because then I can be a happy, productive wife and mother. So,
Y Y’all now know a few of my secrets and I think they sure help because as you can
Z Zee for yourself, we make a pretty good team!
Until next time – Be Blessed!
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