Sunday, January 17

TTWD after One Year

     One year ago today, I shocked my poor Lash by suggesting that we try DD.  Of course neither of us knew what that really meant or what we were getting into. 
     Here's how I described our beginning in one of my first posts:
"I think I was born with the spanko gene and have found it exciting all my life but didn’t share my interest with Lash until we’d been married almost 20 years. We incorporated it into foreplay occasionally and that was where it ended, until January of this year (2009). One weekend, I found a website about Domestic Discipline, followed some links, read all I could and felt a buzz all over! This was what I’d been wanting, but I hadn’t known how to express it.
     I showed one of the websites to Lash and left the house to go to the supermarket. I was so nervous about his response I was literally shaking! But, when I returned, he responded with interest that has since developed into enthusiasm. We’ve been gradually refining “our” form of DD ever since."
     Since then we've tried a lot of things, rejected some and liked others.  We love being together more than at any time during our marriage.  We reconnect and reaffirm our love with every spanking.  Most of them are "maintenance", for no particular reason except that one or both of us needs it!  We feel both relaxed and energized after a spanking.  It has become a comfortable part of our lives - but never boring or routine!   Sometimes it leads to more intimate moments, but it has an intimacy of it's own that feels complete.
     When I try to think of beginning DD and continuing it without the blogging community, my mind just goes blank.  How could we have done it without the support we've received, without the guidance of those who had more experience?  I'm glad we haven't had to struggle on this journey alone - I love looking ahead and behind us on the path of TTWD and seeing friends who lead the way and friends who have just started.
     Most of all I want to say to Lash:  "Happy Anniversary, Husband!"  I feel like our "real" marriage started one year ago today! 

Sunday, January 10

I'm in Love!

Born this week!
Baby, Mother and Father doing well!
Grandparents, too!