The days and weeks are long. I'm walking through a space in our life that is more challenging. I'm alone with Jonah more than I'm with my better half (and that he is). We pass one another on our way to and from work. Each with a different schedule and direction. It takes a toll on you. On the relationship.
Marriage is hard. Am I the only one around here that struggles in my marriage? This isn't about divorce. It's just about the daily wear on the most important earthly relationship. Our marriages. It takes work to stay connected to your spouse. Effort. And grace. Biting your (okay, my) tongue sometimes. Not complaining. Not picking. Just loving.
Whew. Even typing that makes me think about the trash that needs to be taken out. Can the church say Amen!?
Goofing off on our first date night since Jonah was born
This past Sunday we stayed for the late service and went to a couple's class. Shortly after we arrived they asked each couple to stand, introduce their spouse and say one thing that we love + appreciate about them. You guys!!! It was EYE-OPENING. So special to hear what others appreciate in their spouse and relationship. They gave "homework" and asked each couple to continue this tradition this week. Every single day.
Can I tell you that it has been the absolute high-light of my week?!! Hearing something new that Jeremy loves and appreciates about me every day. It was so needed and is improving our communication greatly. If you're looking to connect with your Hubs, I encourage you to give it a try for a week!
I would love to know how you stay connected with your spouse, especially if you have younger children!