Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A reveal of its own...

In case you haven't noticed, I don't post much personal stuff on here. To be quite honest, I just don't think you'd be all that interested. I know...I'm not giving you enough credit. But if you don't know someone, isn't it more fun seeing decorating ideas than the millionth picture of my daughter eating breakfast? I just need to get over it, right? I love all your personal posts and pictures. I've pretty much designated this as primarily a decor/shopping post, but we'll see what the future brings.

Having said all that (whew), I'm reaching out to my blog friends for some good thoughts. Here comes the reveal--my husband is an MMA fighter (Mixed Martial Arts). This basically means that he gets into a large cage with no protective gear and fights, grapples, chokes, kicks, wrestles, and submits until the weaker opponent goes down. And then there's me--I cry at a hangnail.


( I don't know these scary men, but they were very nice.)
Above is the cage he fought in during his last fight. Below is the only picture I have of him (blurry sweatshirt walking by), because I was so nervous. And by nervous, I had to call in sick two days later because I think the stress of it brought on the flu.
He won that fight, (with only a bruise above his eye) but it was three rounds of him just punching and choking the other guy until I thought I was just going to pass out. Don't get me wrong, my husband is the strongest, toughest, and most capable man I know, but all it takes is one wrong hit or kick. To us, he's this:
And he's this:
And to me, he's this:

So please excuse the lack of posts (or at least lack of eye candy ones) this week. His fight is Friday and my daughter's birthday party is Saturday. Basically, I have been a crying, nervous wreck for the past two days. If you have some kind of a faith base in your life, perhaps you could pray that he'll make it through this competition alright. And then maybe you could say a little prayer that his wife doesn't fall into a stress-induced coma in the meantime. Either way, a good thought from some extra people would help ease my mind (and heart) just a little bit. Thanks for letting me "reveal" something aside from my SO not done bathroom cabinets!

48 comments:

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Chris, you poor girl!! I don't know how you do it. That must be so hard because you want to be supportive but who wants to see their husband be (potentially) hurt? Plus a b-day party to plan...you need a massage and a glass of wine. Now! I will say a prayer that your hubby comes out perfectly fine. He will! :)
-Carrie

Momma to Bug said...

Wow, that is unbelievable! You just never know what some people are capable of until you read a blog like this. I don't knwo what to say except, Good luck! I wish your family the best.

Saucy said...

No WAY. Veto watches that all the time... what goes through my mind... "some poor woman is that guy's mother or wife" and I just get frantic even watching!!! I don't know how you can stand it.

Well, good luck and take care, that's all I can say. Yeeesh.

Marie said...

Oh man...I'd be a nervous wreck too! HOW SCARY!! I'm not even sure what an MMA fighter is but the description you gave sure doesn't sound like fun. You will definitely be in my thoughts. Hope the fight goes very, very, VERY well on Friday. I've got all my fingers and toes crossed!

Katrina Chambers said...

Woah!!! That is a little scary. I would be a nervous wreck too. I have goosebumps thinking about it. I have never even seen an MMA fighter, but I am assuming it's a bit crazy. I don't mean to be rude but I guess I am just curious as to why he does it? Good luck and may the force be with you!! :)

The Berry's Patch said...

You two are so cute! I'd be on pins and needles too. My husband would love that sport.

Nancy Hood said...

What these men will do :) of course you have prayers and positive thoughts headed your way ~ and try to relax. He'll be fine :)

Twice as Nice said...

I've never heard of this before. Does he do it because there is money in it or is it a macho thing? I don't think I could go with and watch either. Maybe he'll outgrow it LOL. Good luck

Nancy said...

Wow. My hubby watches MMA all the time too. I've always thought how strong their wives must be. I guess you end up being a combination of proud, supportive and scared to death.

I just recently found your blog. I alwasy see so many ideas I want to totally steal. Oops. I mean "use for inspiration". ;)

I'm saying a prayer for him to win his fight, and for you too. It's got to be hard.

Kris said...

I would seriously have to wear Depends to watch my husband do that. I would PEE MY PANTS I would be so scared.

That is a pretty sexy thing though, ag uy who can do that and protect you? And be a sweet dad and husband? I love guys like that. Dan does not fight (at all) but the tough guy thing is something I love in him.

Good luck with the birthday party...can't wait to see what you do for hers!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Chris,
I think you and hubby make an adorable couple.

I have been following your blog only a couple of weeks...what attracted me was the decorating ideas first. But I don't mind getting to know other bloggers a little at a time either.

I've noticed that your a teacher. I am a retired one who recently went back for a while. So, I understand what kind of stress is in your life.

Hope you make it through all this just fine. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!
Diane

aj said...

Oh Chris:) That would be tough. I'll say a little prayer for you and your hubby. And for what it's worth, I like seeing the personal pics:) Good luck with the party planning. I can't wait to see the pics! Hang in there:) You will be just fine!!

Leah said...

I've been "lurking" for a week or so, and I don't think I've commented (maybe I have..) but today I had to! You're very brave to be so supportive. You all will be in my prayers! Birthday parties alone are enough stress!! You're blog is beautiful btw!!

judicreations said...

Oh dear...I can only imagine how you are feeling thoughI'm not really familiar with that. I'll be thinking about you and hoping everything goes well. Do you have to go through this very often?

Whew...*hugs*

Your daughter is lovely and the picture of the 2 of you is so sweet.

Molly's Mom said...

Yikes! Stay strong this week...do you have anyone helping with the party??

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Wow! This is the first time I have ever heard of MMA fighers, but have to say I don't know how you do it! You are VERY brave and I would feel completely stressed out if I were you! I will absolutely pray that everything goes well both on Friday and on Saturday! Take care of yourself!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHH I don't think I could stand that....I will pray for him though. He must be one tough dude...and you have to be a tough dudette to deal with it rofl. cherry

Jeni said...

I'm sending a prayer up to God that your husband be provided strength and arrive safely back home. Take care!!

mollyandmarshal said...

Alright, now I'm addicted to your blog! (I didn't think I could take on any more blogs!). Your family is adorable, and don't worry, everything will be fine! Sending up a request for you, just to make sure. ;-)

Susie Harris said...

Wow... It's good to know that you have a strong man to watch over you. I do feel for you having to watch that... My brother rode bulls and always wanted me to be there and video. Very blurry video I must add. I cant stand to watch people I love in danger. I dont see how you can do it but if it were my husband. I too would be right be his side with my support.
I will say prayers for you both that yall with both walk away in good health and spirits.... and maybe win again! A prayer for that couldnt hurt, right! So kudos to you for being such a good loving wife....He looks very tough but a teddy bear too! Good luck you two! oh...and happy birthday to sweet one!

chriskauf said...

Oh my you poor thing , you are so stressed, I get stressed just watching that kind of fighting , love it but it is hard to watch and to imagine someone you love doing it , that wouls be tough, thank you for sharing , I will send my good thoughts to you and he.
Chris

Suzanne said...

Awww, many many good thoughts coming your way for sure! I kind of wondered about him, there was that one toothless picture that upped my curiosity (in a good way) and now I know it's more exciting than you tossing a frying pan at him! LOL! Anyway, I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers -- and do let us know how it all goes!

Ashley said...

Oh, my! Yes, I would be a crying nervous wreck, too! We'll be sending happy thoughts your way (while secretly cringing just thinking about it)! You're a good wife!

Magpie Interior Design said...

First, what a cute couple!

Second, yikes. I know how guys are with that whole martial arts, fight club, UFC thing so I get why he does it. But I am thinking of you and hoping all turns out fine!

~Stacy

Tanya said...

HUGS!! I would be a wreck, just as you are. I'll definitely say a prayer that all goes well!

You two are so cute together!

Bella's momma said...

I just found your blog and have enjoy reading this post as well as seeing your beautifully decorated home.

Personally I enjoy a blog that has many aspects!!!

Your blog and all it has to offer is just wonderful!!!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Krista

Ame... said...

I can relate with this post! My husband is very extreme and always pushing the limits physically/athletically. Fun, yet scary to be his wife at times:)
BTW...thanks for your comments:)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh goodness, I think I would quite literally faint if my husband were the one in there. I've heard of this, but I don't have the stomach for watching it. Many kudos to you!!

I blog-hopped my way over here and just love your blog. You got me hooked on Wordle--I already printed out one that is going in my bathroom.

~ Sarah

Shannon said...

So scary! I will pray everything works out safely!!

Lee said...

I am not sure I could even go into an arena where my husband was choking the life out of someone with the possibility of it happening to him! Sheesh.

The two of you make a beautiful couple!

I love your blog....even without all the personal stuffs. I do like me some personal stuffs though! Your ideas are amazing and I love your bargain hunting expertize.

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Chris - I stumbled upon your blog and thought I would say 'hi'. OMG girl, I don't know how you do it...I couldn't even watch my Glenn do that. That has got to be the hardest thing for you to do. I will definitely be prayin for ya!

Stop by and visit when you have time!

Hugz,
Michele

Deb said...

OMG!! I don't know how you do it. I would totally be freaking out the whole time. I won't even let my husband get a motorcycle. I know its all about being supportive and all that, but wow, you are one strong lady. My husband is totally getting into watching that. I asked him, "What are the rules?" His response..."There are no rules." I will totally say a little prayer both for him to stay safe, and you to stay sane.

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Carri said...

Best of luck to your husband on his fight and to your all on the party. I hope everything goes smoothly for you. I definitely do notknow how you have the strength to go watch I could never.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

WOW...what a surprise you have given us. I am having as much fun reading these comments, and realizing that you weren't exaggerating at all...it sounds SCARY!! But now, you are just that much more intriguing.
Make sure and give us all the gory...I mean glory details...hee hee:)

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW what a gorgeous couple you guys are...I mean really such beautiful people. It's amazing what a tough guy hubby can put you through without even meaning too. He probably thinks you're silly for worrying about him...but I can't imagine how hard it must be for you. I couldn't even watch, so I think you're very brave that you go to support him! I'll be thinking good thoughts for you both

Mrs. Jones said...

Wow! Our prayers are with you, girl!

~Heather

Blarney said...

I'd be nervous also.
I am not sure what's worse ... watching a fight he has entered and trained for or watching him leave for a business trip. With the training you know he can be somewhat prepared but with travel who knows what the heck can happen .. you can't prepare for that. I am always so relieved when he walks through that door after a trip.

mommy2gabby said...

Hi Chris,

WOW! Had no idea. What a stressful job he has! It must be really tough for you. How do you do it? I would really freak out.

I hope your party for your daughter is just wonderful. You can do it!

Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts for your husbands fight this weekend.

I like it that you are posting something personal. It really helps to let it out. It is not easy I know. It was hard for me to post about Gabby having Autism. I think it is on my other blog.

Life doesn't always turn out the way you dreamed it would. I would never trade my life thought!

Hugs,
Jody

ROXY said...

Hi Chris. Tag you're it! I hope this is ok, I just really love your blog and am very new to this whole blogging thing;)

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abeachcottage said...

oh my goodness, that must be very tough to sit through!

men will be men...

good luck, you have the blogging ladies to cross their fingers for ya!

kimberly said...

certainly good thoughts going your way! I am one of the many who, love to watch mma with my hubby, but the maternal/wife part of me has a hard time imagining what it would be like to be in your shoes. do you go to and watch the fights...i would, from behind my hands! good luck to you all!!!

Ashley said...

It's Friday.... I'm thinking about ya'. Let us know how things go!

aj said...

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you today! Hoping everything goes smoothly tonight and tomorrow! Just think, Sunday you can relax! ((Hugs))

Kimba said...

I will definitely pray for both of you. I'm a worrier too.

Thanks for sharing what's on your heart.

Kim

Suzann said...

This is so cool! Hubby and I watch MMA all the time on television. Of course, I have no idea how you deal with your husband being in the octagon, but kudos to you and your husband!!!

Now, I'm dying to see your finished bathroom cabinet - what color are ya paintin'????

Bridget said...

This is my first time to visit your blog but I like it. I came here from someone else that had you on their blogroll. I am going to do a post in a few days recommending a few blogs to my readers and I would like to include you. Would that be okay? I have a lot of ladies that enjoy decorating as my (very small) reader base.

Bridget

Misty Lopez said...

Prayers are always helpful, but I'll also give you some other encouragement. My cousin is a MMA fighter who has been in the UFC (don't ask if he won. poor subject) No matter how bad he looked, he was always okay! It's scary to watch, but if you try to learn a bit about the technique, it's less scary and more interesting. I've enjoyed looking at your blog. Wish I could do something similar. :) Take care.

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