A Word from My Wife

I spend a lot of time in front of the computer writing snippets from my life.  I have gone on and on about my wife, my kids, even the dog and cat.  So the other night I asked my wife if she would like to write something for the site.  I actually thought she would balk at the idea.  Little did I know the woman had been taking notes for the past 14 years of our lives together.  She jumped at the chance.  Actually she leapt over me like she was in a Steeplechase and hit the computer (thankfully I retain full editorially license on my site).  Also, any comments or questions you want directed toward my wife, I will make sure she answers. So without further ado, I present to you:

A Word from My Wife

Jimmy is constantly writing about me and our kids so I thought you might enjoy getting to hear about him.  I would like to tell you how Founding a Father came to be.

My name is Alicia.  I met Jimmy 14 years ago.  I fell in love with everything about him, especially his sense of humor. Even after all these years, he can still make me belly laugh (but don’t tell him that, it will go to his head). Two and half years later, we got married. We have been happily married ever since.

Almost 10 years ago, our first daughter was born; almost 7 years ago our second daughter was born.  We have since also added a cat, Ali, and a dog, Penny, to our family.

I knew Jimmy was creative from the beginning. On our second date, he took me to a comedy club.  While we were there, he drew a picture for me on a cocktail napkin.  I must say, I was pretty impressed.  And he has kept drawing for us. But when he came to me a few years ago and told me he wanted to write a blog, well I can honestly say I didn’t know what to expect (I didn’t even know what a blog was at the time).  I knew he could draw but I didn’t think he could write.

Two questions entered my mind (besides if he could actually write):

  1. When are you going to find the time to do that?
  2. How much is this going to cost?

His response?

It would only take a few hours a week and he would write while me and the kids were asleep. Which didn’t sound so bad except, when he first started, the computer was in our bedroom which meant he would be typing while I was (attempting) to sleep. Thankfully we have since gotten a laptop.

His answer to the second question was nothing.  It was free.

I told him to go for it and to my surprise, my husband can really write.

Jimmy is a wonderful husband, father, and friend.  The 3 girls (5 if you count the cat and dog) in his life adore him.  Through all of our ups and downs, I could not have had a stronger man by my side.  He is truly amazing.

Today, I look forward to reading what he writes (although I should admit, sometimes I do miss one or two of his posts).  He makes me laugh, cry, and always keeps me smiling.  He expresses himself so well through his writing. If you enjoy reading his posts I know you would love the person he is.

At first I was a little worried about people knowing so much about our family but now that our life is no longer a secret, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  We love you Jimmy. And thank you.

Thank you sweetheart. I love you too. Everything I do, I do for you and the kids…and yes, for the dog and cat too.


20 responses to “A Word from My Wife

  1. How nice to hear from The Founding Wife! What a lovely post, Alicia. It’s so nice to hear from the “woman behind the man”!


  2. Oh wow, how nice to hear from your other half! Made me tear up a little, although your blog does that a lot. I love how you write about your wife and kids and it’s so nice to hear what she says about you! You guys are so very lucky to have each other!
    Nice post Alicia, you should write again sometime!


  3. Very well done. Looks like your husband has some competition for best writer in the house.


  4. Okay, fess up Jimmy! What’d that cost you? A new handbag? A night out? I hope you’ve got BIG plans for Valentine’s Day!

    I’ve banished my wife from reading my work…first of all, she rarely did anyway and second, when she did she’d always post a snarky comment even when the blog was NOT about her…

    Now, I write less and less about my own family and more about macro issues and feelings. I did enjoy writing about my boys and wife – and would “clear” anything that might be sensitive with them before publishing it – and that was a great way to begin. Now, with writing for 12Most and other places, my writing is broader and I enjoy it more.

    Nonetheless, I’d pay BIG for my wife to write something as clearly heartfelt and loving as that, Jimmy! Good for her; good for you!


  5. This was very sweet Alicia. I enjoyed it. I am biased, but I think that a blog is a pretty cool thing.


  6. Very cool, Mrs. @jets31. Has your husband informed you that I asked to trade kids for a week and he agreed saying you wouldn’t mind a bit? Boys are dumb and easy. It’ll be a nice break for you.
    Loved your post. It’s fun to hear from the other half! Pleased to meet you. I’m Karyn , wife of 21 yrs and mama of 3 boys/men…….aka @analogyqueen 🙂


  7. Hi, Alicia! Nice to hear from you. I found your husband’s blog awhile ago and was wowed not only by his writing but by his obvious affection for his family. He sounds a lot like my husband, who is also very funny, creative, and adores his kids. Good for you for letting Jimmy write about you and your family. I know from my husband it can sometimes be tough. I try to be fair and balanced on my blog. 🙂


    • I was a little nervous at first for sure but I’m so glad he has been able to share our life together. I’m proud of it and I’m proud of him. Thank you so much for reading.


  8. Alicia, this is fabulous! The person you described is how he comes across in this blog. You are awesome for supporting his creativity. It’s great to get official confirmation that his writing voice is the real deal. The authenticity comes through.


    ps- you’re a great writer, too. 🙂


  9. I’m not sure i saw any questions. Here is one for Alicia, and Jetts separately. Why do people read Jimmy’s blog?


    • I’m not sure. I’d like to think I have a modicum of talent, what I write is always honest, at times emotional, and at times funny. That or people just feel bad for me. 😉


    • Hi Justin. I think they read his blog because of a combination of a lot of things. Because of us, our family, our lives and how Jimmy is able to put that all down in words. I think he puts his emotions, personality, and his honesty in all of his work and I think people appreciate that. – Alicia 🙂


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