Jonna and David were recently married, but for some reason her husband continually came home late from work. Feeling stuck in the house and suspicous, one evening she decided to do the laundry. What she found changed their lives forever:
1. Suspicion Arises
His wife was left feeling unsure about what was going on. She spent much of her time stuck in their house with their newborn daughter. She thought maybe they weren’t enough for him? He seemed to be more interested in work, but maybe it was something else. One day she took a close look at this clothing that was in the family laundry. She was taken aback. It revealed the truth about her husband’s late nights and changed her entire outlook on their future.
Jonna Miller lived with her husband David in Leesburg, Indiana. They had not been married for long, and their marriage had started well enough, but soon after, David started to arrive home from work later and later.
Jonna noticed the change in him and started to grow worried. Day after day, she would wonder if he was still happy with his family, and her insecurities grew. Then, one day, when she least suspected it, she found her answer.
David and Jonna had started dating in 2012, and just a year later, they got engaged over Thanksgiving dinner.
And the Millers had a lot to celebrate that year — Jonna was 6 months pregnant with their baby girl. Jonna gave birth to Delanie in 2014, and then — another year later — the couple decided to finally tie the knot. Little did Jonna know that married life wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
4. Real Blunt Blonde
Jonna had grown up in the town of Indiana and she joked that she spent most of her time “Telling bad jokes and creating awkward situations.” This wry humor early on prepared her perfectly for what she loved to do in her adult life — blogging in her uniquely sarcastic voice.
She maintains her blog, Real Blunt Blond, to the delight of thousands of readers. But one day she shared her revelation about her husband — to the astonishment of her followers.
5. Different Backgrounds
In stark contrast, her husband’s childhood was very different from Jonna’s life of frivolity. David grew up in an Amish community, where simple living and a distrust of modern technology is the Swiss-German religious sect’s hallmark.
Jonna is amused by her husband’s quirks and has a whole section dedicated to him, called “You can take a Man out of the Amish but…” Jonna also remarked that David has become “well adjusted to his new ‘English’ lifestyle.”
David works at a nearby RV dealership, and the hours were taxing. David often arrived home from work late into the night.
Jonna is a stay-at-home mom, but she still finds the time to maintain her online presence and admits in her blog that her husband’s absence often makes her feel isolated and insecure.
In 2015, after a particularly rough day, Jonna took to her blog as an outlet for her feelings.
“I’m married to a hard-working man and I would be lying if I said that it didn’t take a toll on me. Sometimes he will come home after a long day at work and I’ll be waiting for him to walk in the door, so I can yell ‘you promised me you would be home at five!’ As if he would rather be working than spending time with me and our daughter.”
8. Nagging Wife
“I’m putting him in a lose-lose situation. He literally can’t win. If he doesn’t work late, we won’t get the new furniture set that I have to have. If he does work later, he comes home to a nagging wife who is desperate for his attention.”
She continued, “I am so selfish in our marriage and I know that. But, every once in a while, I’ll have my little ‘A-ha’ moment that gives me a sense of understanding.” But Jonna was about to get a dose of reality.
9. Late Again
One Wednesday, when David didn’t come home by the time he said he would, Jonna placed his dinner in the fridge and slammed the door in anger. She was really going to let him have it this time.
Then, she heard the dryer finish its cycle, and started to fold the warm clothes. It soothed her. But all the while, she was thinking: “Why does he not want to spend time with me?” — just then, she noticed something about David’s clothes, and the truth left her floored.
She had folded the laundry and separated the clothes into two piles — hers, and David’s. That’s when she saw it and wondered why she had never noticed before — the truth about David had been staring her in the face the whole time.
She looked from one pile to another, and his clothes were very different from hers. And the revelation changed the way she viewed her entire marriage.
11. A Big Difference
Jonna shared her life-changing revelation with her readers on her blog, asking herself: “Why did my clothes look so vibrant, clean and new? His were dingy, stained, and torn.”
Then, it all clicked and finally made sense for Jonna. David worked so hard every day to provide her with all the things she wanted. And he had to work the harrowing hours just to manage her demands.
“This man provided more than I deserve. If I tell him I want something, very seldom will he tell me no,” she explained. Then, Jonna felt another emotion hit her, like a tidal wave.
Her husband was making do with his old and worn clothes while he made sure she always had new and expensive ones. The guilt wracked through her, and she started to cry.
13. No Resentment
“I get spoiled with the fruits of his labor and he is okay with a pair of torn boxer briefs. I was acting as if he was out partying with his friends, but his laundry told a completely different story.”
And the part that brought her to tears was that David never complained or expressed any resentment towards her. “His heart is full when he walks in [through] the door and our daughter runs for him excitedly yelling, ‘Dada!’
After Jonna’s life-changing realization, she resolved to strive to become a better partner for David. Every time he would arrive home late from work, instead of getting angry, she would remind herself of the sacrifices he was making for his family.
And she encourages her readers to think twice before resorting to feelings of anger towards their hard-working husbands.
“Sure, I miss him and want to spend time with him throughout the week,” she wrote.
“But I have realized he is offering me the most beautiful form of love there is… He works to give our family everything we need. He works so his wife and daughter don’t go without, even though there are times I’m sure he does.”
Jonna’s experience and random observation lead her to admit that her feelings of loneliness and resentment towards her husband were completely unfounded.
She had some good advice for her readers, too: “If you have a hard-working man in your life and you can’t comprehend how much he loves you… Do his laundry.”
17. Ringing True
Jonna’s post on her blog struck a chord with many of her readers, and the truth hit home for one commenter in particular.
“This is an amazing reminder. I used to stay home with our daughters when they were little, and I used to feel horrible doing the same thing. This is an awesome perspective to carry.”
18. Online Star
Jonna continues to maintain her blog, even though she is kept thoroughly busy by parenthood. Her blog, Real Blunt Blonde, has many witty and sometimes hilarious posts about family life.
Many of Jonna’s posts also discuss David’s Amish background, and these have proved to be a huge hit with her readers as interest in the culture grows.
19. Avid Followers
“I’m not Amish but my Husband is” is just one of Jonna’s popular blogspots. She discusses her relationship with David and describes what happened when she met his parents.
It also reflects on the naive misconceptions she had had before getting to know the Amish better, and Jonna constantly takes jabs at herself with her wry humor.
20. Late Hours
David was working at an RV dealership. He had incredibly long hours.
Jonna knew how hard her husband worked and said he often returned home late because of it. Jonna despite knowing this felt isolated and alone.
21. She Wrote About It
Jonna wrote in her blog in December of 2015, “I’m married to a hard-working man and I would be lying if I said that it didn’t take a toll on me.
Sometimes he will come home after a long day at work and I’ll be waiting for him to walk in the door, so I can yell ‘you promised me you would be home at five!’ As if he would rather be working than spending time with me and our daughter.”
22. Being Honest
She bluntly stated, “I’m putting him in a lose-lose situation. He literally can’t win. If he doesn’t work late, we won’t get the new furniture set that I have to have. If he does work later, he comes home to a nagging wife who is desperate for his attention.”
She continued to explain very honestly, “I am so selfish in our marriage and I know that. But, every once in a while, I’ll have my little ‘A-ha’ moment that gives me a sense of understanding.”
23. Home Late, Again
These feelings, in particular, came up for Jonna on a Wednesday evening. David, again, was working very late. She put his dinner in the fridge for him for when he returned. She was playing with Delanie on the floor.
When the pair were together, Jonna’s mind was going into overtime. She couldn’t stop having bad thoughts and was about to erupt.
24. He’s Never There
Jonna tried to keep busy by doing laundry. David still wasn’t home when the clothes dryer finished its cycle. Instead of putting it through another cycle and folding the clothes as she usually would, she made a decision right then and there. She decided to fold the clothes while they were warm as a way to cool herself down. Nonetheless, as she was taking each piece out of the dryer, her mind was still on the absence of David.
In order to help her deal with her emotions, she decided to write about what she was feeling in her blog. “Why does he not want to spend time with me? We’re newlyweds, aren’t we supposed to be in the honeymoon stage?”
25. The Realization
After some time, she formed two piles of laundry. She put her clothes in one pile, and David’s in another.
She was about ready to put the clothing away when she noticed something about David’s clothing. It was this simple observation that she missed until this very moment. It all hit her. Jonna spotted something shocking about David’s clothing when she compared his to hers.
26. What Happened?
So, what happened? What exactly was this attitude shifting realization?
Jonna wrote in her blog, “Why did my clothes look so vibrant, clean and new? His were dingy, stained and torn.”
27. But He’s Sacrificing For You
Jonna suddenly had a realization. She felt wrong about her feelings and felt guilty about it.
She wrote, “This man provided more than I deserve. If I tell him I want something, very seldom will he tell me no.”
28. Feeling Guilty
She couldn’t get over the feelings of guilt. Her husband was buying her nice outfits while he bought nothing for himself.
She couldn’t help how she felt about his absence but recognized without his earnings they would not have the life or lifestyle they did.
29. Conflicting Feelings
Jonna explained, “I get spoiled with the fruits of his labor and he is okay with a pair of torn boxer briefs.
I was acting as if he was out partying with his friends, but his laundry told a completely different story.”
This caused her to take some time to reflect. It wasn’t only her husband’s clothing that was a result of all the hard work.
31. David Was Overworked And Exhausted
David himself was going through a hard time. His job was mentally and physically exhausting. His hands proved it. They were cracked and blistered.
Besides this, he often missed dinner or went to bed early because he was so exhausted from working all day. His hours were long and the work was hard.
32. He Didn’t Seem To Mind Being Away From Home
Despite this, Jonna kept thinking he didn’t seem to mind all the late nights and hard work.
She wrote, “His heart is full when he walks in [through] the door and our daughter runs for him excitedly yelling, ‘Dada!’ His dreams have come true of being able to be a man and provide for his family. He has everything he has ever wanted in life.”
33. She Recognized Her Own Flaws
Jonna then made a promise to herself to be a better wife. She really wanted to dismiss the bad feelings and emotions. She didn’t want to be upset with her husband when he returned late from work. She instead wanted to focus on all the sacrifices David was making for their life and their family.
34. He’s Doing It All For Her
She explained in her blog, “Sure, I miss him and want to spend time with him throughout the week, but I have realized he is offering me the most beautiful form of love there is… He works to give our family everything we need. He works so his wife and daughter don’t go without, even though there are times I’m sure he does.”
35. If He Loves You…
Jonna also used this opportunity to provide advice to other couples, wives, and partners who felt lonely when their other halves were working late. She concluded in her blog post, “If you have a hard-working man in your life and you can’t comprehend how much he loves you… Do his laundry.”
36. The Real Blunt Blonde
Jonna continued to write blog posts for “The Real Blunt Blonde.” Many of the blog posts were about parts of her family life and marriage. She also sparked the interest of many people who were interested in Amish culture due to David’s background.
37. I’m Not Amish But My Husband Is
In one of her most popular posts titled, “I’m not Amish but my Husband is,” she discusses how she met David and was then introduced to his parents.
She also discusses some misconceptions she had about the Amish before she got to know David and Amish culture more.
38. She Knew Nothing About Amish Life
In our opinion, the blog is very informative and totally hilarious! Jonna’s first line is, “My husband grew up Amish and I talk shit online.”
She continues, “Before I married into an Amish family all I really knew about them was that they made doughnuts that would slap your taste buds with a happiness you’ve never experienced before (except for that one time you took ecstasy at a rave) and that they wore coffee filters on their heads to shield them from the sun because they have sensitive scalps.”
39. Jonna & David Meet
So, how did a woman with no knowledge of Amish life end up marrying one?
She explains, “I met my husband at our current home back in 2011. My sister was dating a J-O. This stands for jerked over, meaning he jumped the fence ditching his Amish lifestyle to live like the English. Yes, they refer to us as the English. It makes me feel like I’m from England and likely always will.
40. Love At First Sight?
Jonna met her future Amish husband was in his early twenties and threw a party. She went with her sister and actually had a boyfriend at the time. The instant Jonna and David met, there was chemistry. David held back out of respect for her relationship but was immediately attracted and interested in her.
Jonna explains, “he found out we broke up nine months later, he got my phone number, asked me on a date, I said “What the hay, why not?” we went on the date, got drunk as balls on Patron, he threw up out of a vehicle going 65 mph on I69 and the rest was history.”
41. Meeting The Family!
After about six months of dating, everything was going great between Jonna and David.
The couple decided it was time to introduce each other to their parents. Jonna was so nervous and wondered, “How would I fit in with Amish people? How am I going to flush the toilet without electricity? Are they going to throw Holy water at my face as soon as I walk in? I don’t have a dress that covers my ankles, what the hell am I supposed to wear?” How hilarious!
42. Amish Rules
If you don’t know much about The Amish, they are a sect of Anabaptists. They have many religious beliefs and practices that often seem strange to people outside of their communities.
Just like any other group of people, some Amish are more conservative and strict than others. All of them, however, refuse to use electricity, drive cars, have phones, use the internet or allow photos of them to be taken.
43. Rules-Based In The Bible
You might be wondering the reason behind all of these strict rules. Well, they are all rooted in their Biblical beliefs.
For example, the “no photograph” rule stems from the commandment against worshiping “graven images.” By not using electricity and the internet, it means they are observing the commandment to not put themselves above any others in their community.
44. Living A Modest Amish Life
So, Amish people believe in living modestly. You can see this in their clothing even.
Amish don’t wear buttons because it is considered too modern, and women wear solid colored dresses with aprons and coverings on their head. Makeup, jewelry, hairstyles, and even collared coats are forbidden.
45. No Buttons, Especially For Women
One shocking rule is no buttons. They are considered fancy, a luxury and not modest by the Amish.
Women are not “supposed to fall into temptation” so buttons are especially forbidden. The logic behind it is that it is too easy to slip off an item of clothing if it is attached by a mere button. The risk it would pop open is too big! If someone is on a courtship date, they might be tempted to snap open the button and do things they shouldn’t until marriage.
46. An Amish Woman’s Sleeves Must Reach The Elbow
Most secular women in the world wear tank tops, tube tops, and even bra tops. This is outrageous to the Amish.
As we mentioned, Amish women don’t get the same privileges and freedoms as secular women because of their biblical belief in modest dress. Women must, therefore, cover themselves, and have sleeves that reach their elbows. Modern women are viewed as totally scandalous in comparison. Some Amish even look at modern women like sinners!
47. Would His Family Accept Her?
So, Jonna had no idea what to expect when she met David’s family. She was worried they might not accept her, or that she might accidentally do or say something offensive.
Turns out, she had a great experience and was pleasantly surprised. Jonna stated, “They were sweet, accepting and holy shit they had lights on in their house. I thought to myself, “How? How do they have lights? How is that lighter igniting this contraption? Oh, it’s LP gas, okay.”
48. Absolutely Zero Make-Up
Jonna obviously is a modern woman and doesn’t follow the rules for women. She doesn’t dress modestly and also loves makeup! Amish women are not allowed to wear literally any makeup. No foundation, no eyeshadow, no blush, not even sheer lip gloss. Women should have a totally bare face.
It is supposed to give a “genuine and honest” look. Jonna couldn’t help but wonder if she would be asked to change or feel excluded by the family. She was the opposite of all their values after all.
49. Women Cannot Adorn Themselves With Gold Or Pearls
Also according to the Biblical story of Timothy II, women cannot adorn or “decorate” themselves. This means absolutely no jewelry.
Jewelry is viewed as showing off and trying to attract attention in the view of the Amish. They think it is a way of showing “I’m rich and you’re poor” and it is viewed as a waste of money. Why not feed your family or donate to charity if you have some extra money floating around?
50. Women Must Do The Cooking & Cleaning
Amish believe in traditional roles for men and women. Cooking and cleaning are done by the women, and men work to earn a paycheck. They do the labor, and handy work around the house, while women bear children, cook and clean.
Some secular people say when they see how the Amish act, it is like a glimpse of how our grandmothers and grandfathers acted. A woman’s domain is the household, and she doesn’t work. How things have changed for most of the world!
51. They Totally Loved Her!
Jonna was a big hit with the family! After the initial meeting, she thought, “I got this in the bag. They love me. I’m the best English gal they’ve ever set their eyes upon and I too shall become a Miller.”
52. Surprise! Now I’m Pregnant!
Everything was going great, but then Jonna found out 2 months later she was pregnant! The family was pretty upset according to Jonna.
They of course never would imagine that she would get pregnant before she and David were married. While they are a more liberal Amish family, having children out of wedlock was going too far outside of their beliefs. To them, it was inappropriate and not ok. Jonna decided to leave the country to calm herself down and figure out what to do.
53. And Now A Baby Out Of Wedlock??
Jonna returned to the USA when she was 6 months pregnant. Then, guess what happened? David proposed at Thanksgiving dinner in front of Jonna’s entire family!
54. Popping The Question
David popped the question in front of 25 people! How courageous! Jonna remarked she was surprised and thought, “Damn, I hope this ring fits, I’m a lard-ass. This is going to be embarrassing.”
55. The Ring!
Really, the ring didn’t fit. Jonna forced it on her hand anyway. She joked she posted on Facebook, “I said YES!” “with a swollen finger eating my ring.”
56. One Happy Family At Last
Despite the early pregnancy, David’s family was thrilled with the proposal! They would finally be a family.
Jonna and David’s first child was welcomed into the world three months later. Jonna was a bit concerned David’s family wouldn’t accept or treat her child like “one of them” because she wasn’t Amish.
Jonna stated the family accepted her child like one of their own. She said, “Three months later our child was born and they love her just like the other little bonnet heads I like to call my adorable nieces and nephews. My daughter learned some Dutch, helps grandma bake bread and knows the names of all of the birds that come to Grandma’s bird feeder.”
58. The Big Day
The couple made it official on May 23, 2015. All of the groomsmen were Amish, so Jonna had a little trouble picking out ties for the men to wear.
Her husband told her, “They can only wear bow-ties.” I stared. He explained, “Amish people cannot wear ties.” Jonna said she exploded. “What the Hell do you mean they can’t wear ties? A bow tie is a tie, that is tied in a damn bow! Are you kidding me?! That’s the stupidest shit I’ve heard all day!”
59. They Made It Official
So, surrounded by bowties, the couple said: “I do.” They were now officially Mr. and Mrs. David Miller.
Jonna remarked on “the left side of the aisle there were a lot of bonnets, but I knew that people were missing on my husband’s side of the family. A few select members of the family didn’t attend because of one of two reasons. 1. We weren’t marrying into the Amish lifestyle. 2. We had a child out of wedlock.”
60. Live Your Life
So, you can imagine this isn’t the ideal situation for a wedding. How did Jonna and David respond? They didn’t get upset. Their life philosophy is as follows: “We just don’t give a shit.”
61. Why Are People are obsessed with the Amish?
After her experiences marrying into a devout Amish family and the online reaction that she received, Jonna concluded in her blog how ‘for some reason, people are obsessed with the Amish’.
Well it’s easy to see why. Jonna puts it down to how “they don’t blast their life all over the internet, they’re never clutching a cell phone in one hand and some kind of pumpkin spice flavored bullshit in the other and they ride their bikes all over the place. We, on the other hand, tell everyone about our lives, we feel lost without our cell phones’. True story…
62. The Amish Keep To Themselves
One of Jonna’s main observations about Amish culture is that ‘the Amish are so good at keeping outsiders out’ and tend to keep themselves to their themselves. This is perhaps part of their attempt to preserve their community from the outside world.
Luckily for Jonna, this didn’t quite go to plan when Daniel married an ‘outsider’. However, since most of us only know about the Amish from movies like King Pin, the fact that their able to preserve their community makes it more mysterious and even more fascinating for us.
63. Did He Ever Stop Being Amish?
In her blog, Jonna pens some of her unique observations about the Amish. Well we’re glad she did as we’re still at the edge of our seats with so many unanswered questions. Did he ever stop being Amish? Well according to Jonna her husband did adjust to his “new ‘English’ lifestyle”.
Nevertheless, she does highlight how ‘his Amish roots didn’t come out of the woods every once and awhile…And let me tell you, you can take a man out of the Amish but you can’t take the Amish out of a man.’
64. Does He Still Judge Outsiders?
One of the most intriguing parts to the story is the idea that her husband gave up being Amish when he met her.
Nevertheless, Jonna still wondered if he ever truly gave up being Amish and blogged “Did he leave behind the morals his parents spent 18 years instilling in him?” Another thought that crossed her mind was “Can I act like the weird bitch that I truly am without judgment?” We also wondered if his Amish background made him more judgmental of ‘outsiders’. Well we’re guessing he accepted this ‘outsider’ just the way she is…
65. He Still Has Amish Quirks
Jonna touchingly wrote how her husband still ‘has his little quirks that I laugh at but secretly adore.’
One of these quirks is his ‘funny Amish accent’ and when he says certain words or phrases like “7-11…or I will borrow him some money” instead of ‘lending’ money. Though it took some time to get adjusted to these Amish quirks, Jonna blogged how “Don’t worry, I still love your little Amish ass”.
66. Amish Men Have A Dress Code Too
While Amish women have to follow a strict dress code and not wear buttons or jewelry, it seems Amish men have some quirky rules of their own.
Jonna highlighted one of the most unusual ones in her blog, which is that “Amish men aren’t allowed to have back pockets.” As we racked our brains to understand the possible reason why, Jonna has her own take it it and believes “it’s so the Amish women aren’t tempted to check out their friend’s husbands. Pockets will catch their eye, you know?” Well now we know.
67. Google That
Jonna highlights in her blog how one of the main reality checks she encountered when she married Daniel was that he really didn’t grow up with modern technology. She cites how ‘he seriously asked me how to Google. I’m sure you can imagine all of the fun I had with that one. As a matter of fact, he recently asked me how to use Siri. I had him talking to his phone saying ridiculous things for five minutes before he had caught on.’ It seems this couple certainly are the yin to each others’ yang, but it hey, works!
68. He Took Some Time To Adjust
Jonna recounts in her blog other times that Daniel struggled to get to grips with the modern world.
She recalls how ‘I’ll never forget the time he attempted to warm up some cheese for a soft pretzel…by filling the sink up with hot water.’ Naturally Jonna found it hilarious and ‘tried for as long as I could to keep my mouth shut, but failed.’ Perhaps their differences brought them closer as she said ‘Inside I was dying of laughter but I also kinda felt sorry for him’ and finally blurted out “David, you have a microwave. Welcome to the 21st century.”
69. Opposites Attract
So, while these two came from totally different backgrounds and worlds, in this case, “opposites attract” couldn’t be more right on!
Jonna stated, “He’s calm, I’m a psycho. He knows how to drive a buggy, they let me drive a pony cart once and I almost crashed into a tree. He asks me how to get on Google, I get on the internet and run my mouth every day. I love my in-laws, I love my husband and dammit I may not be Amish but I’ve had it in me.”
70. Five Years Later
After encountering some unexpected cultural differences when they first got together, Jonna seems to have been quite influential on her husband and has almost acquainted him with the 21st century and back pockets.
She still teases in her blog though how ‘five years later, there are still times that I have to remind my husband that his pants have back pockets and he’s now a master of the Google’.
71. Amish Children Are The Best
According to Jonna, one of the best parts about the Amish culture is the children. Since they are instilled with Amish values, this means ‘they won’t be disrespectful, they’re helpful, they work hard’.
In fact, Jonna even gives kudos to them for being ‘more responsible than 85% of adults I encounter every day’. Well that’s another reason to love their culture!
72. They Don’t Have Health Insurance
While the Amish do believe in phones, it seems they don’t believe in the concept of health insurance. As part of their charity orientated culture, this means that if a member of the ‘church has hospital bills piling up, cancer, etc, it gets paid out of pocket.’ This means that the members of their church community and other communities all contribute to the bill. Their community spirit is actually quite enviable.
73. How They Elect Their Spiritual Leaders
Jonna gives us the inside scoop on how the church elects their spiritual leaders, and it’s just as sweet and quirky as you might expect. The members of the church decide and vote for the candidates they think are a good fit.
The votes are tallied and the ones with the most votes are the nominees. Then each nominee is given a hymn book and a ‘piece of paper with a verse written on it is hiding in of the hymn books. The books are shuffled, distributed and whoever has the piece of paper is chosen’. Well that’s one unique and random way to vote!
74. Amish Weddings Are One Of A Kind
Jonna reveals in her blog how ‘Amish weddings are one of a kind’. Amish weddings are usually hosted at the bride’s parents house and begin early and last until about 8:00 pm. Ok here’s the unusual part… ‘The actual ceremony is an hour or two long and is usually held at the bride’s parents neighbors shop.
Anyway, the bishop will only speak dutch, so this part seems to last forever.’ For the guests that prefer to skip this dutch ceremony that seems forever, thankfully ‘they just get invited to come eat.’ Ok phew sign us up for that!
75. There’s Plenty Of Food At Amish Weddings
Another quirky part to Amish weddings, is that ‘friends of the couple will witness some or all of the ceremony and will likely be asked to serve’. Instead of hiring pricey caterers like most of us their friends will have to serve ‘at least three meals throughout the day- 12:00, 5:00 and 7:00’.
Well personally we prefer to eat and dance at weddings rather than serve, but Jonna found some solace in the fact that there are white tents ‘where all of the servers are drinking booze to kill time. This part is actually a lot of fun’. Ok so you’d find us in there too!
76. Jonna’s Take On Marriage
Jonna openly blogs about the reality of marriage and how she ‘never fell in love’ like in the fairy-tales.
Instead she reveals how ‘I choose to work every single day at this marriage and I choose to love him every second… for the rest of my life…to face the hard times with him and wake up next to him every morning. I choose to believe I can always be a better wife and I choose to believe we will be together forever. In my marriage, failure isn’t an option. I will never choose to fail. I chose forever.’ Perhaps what she found when she washed his clothes inspired her to feel this way.
77. “I’m Not Amish But My Husband Is”
No relationship is easy, especially when one half is Amish.
Nonetheless, despite everything these two went through, they are still happily married and Jonna has a renewed appreciation for her very loving, committed Amish husband.
78. An Amazing Reminder
While not every reader could connect to Jonna’s laundry story, the overall message struck a chord with many people.
One reader left a comment that what she said brought it all back home. She wrote, “This is an amazing reminder. I used to stay home with our daughters when they were little, and I used to feel horrible doing the same thing. This is an awesome perspective to carry.”