Blessings in the Bargain Release Fun

Kari asked us to share today about friend who is our opposite but we love them anyways. I can’t think of anyone who was more opposite than my husband,  Jim, and I when we were dating and first married.


I was an extrovert…He was an introvert.

I loved to read…He hated it.

I loved to go and do…He was a homebody.

I was a Barnabas….He was a Paul.

I loved to play games…He would do anything to avoid playing.

I loved Rock n Roll…He was a bit of country and a bit of rock and roll.


The list could go on and on.


In the beginning of our marriage, it caused a lot of arguments. For example, I would want to go out on the weekend after being home all week, he wanted to stay home after being out working all week. We were both young which I think made it even harder – we didn’t have the wisdom we have now.

But we were in love. We were both committed to the Lord and to our marriage.

Eventually, we found that we had to compromise; we had to think of the other ahead of ourselves.

What is so interesting is now that we have been married almost 30 years, we have become more and more alike. Jim has become more of an extrovert and even enjoys talking to people now; I have become somewhat of an introvert and while I love to be around people, I need some time to myself. Jim enjoys going and doing more; I enjoy being at home more.

It is a balance.

I am thankful that after all these years we still enjoy each others company. We enjoy going and doing things together but we also enjoy being home and relaxing together. I still love to play games but there are certain games Jim now really enjoys (Monopoly is not on that list LOL). And while I still love Rock n Roll, I am a bit country now too.

How about you readers? Do you have a friend that is opposite of you but you still love and enjoy being around?


More about Blessings in the Bargain….

Despite a career in logistics, Courtney is unprepared to get lost at sea…

A fated trip to the docks with her closest pal Annie leads to disaster. Ship Captain Lex Ford agrees to take Courtney and two of her friends on what was to be a quick trip to test a new boat. A dangerous storm traps them against a reef, damaging communications and stranding them at sea.

Lex knew this was a bad idea…

He hated having people on his ship with him. Ever since his partner left, he doesn’t share his life with anything but the seagulls. So, when Courtney’s friend Rafe offers him a deal on a new boat, he’d rather ignore the offer.

His heart isn’t ready for how he feels about Courtney, and watching her brave the elements after the storm makes him want to protect her. But the last woman he loved just walked away. And what about their age gap? He’s far older than her. The Lord is good at turning bad situations for good, but can even He make this mess right?

This Breakers Head novel is Kari Trumbo’s final novel in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.

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