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A lifetime of
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The weight of
My husband and I have been married for sixteen years now. In some ways, it doesn’t seem like it could be that long already. Yet other times, it feels like one hundred and sixteen years 🙂 The easiest years of marriage were the beginning. Marriage was new and shiny, no kids; everything seemed easy.
Then we had children, one son and then another. Sleep deprived and overwhelmed, the small annoyances gathered. Empty toilet paper rolls, soap slivers in the shower, hogged TV remotes, half-full coffee cups left on the table (without a coaster) – all of the little things threatened to trigger war.
When two lives merge into one and then become a family of four, there is adjustment. The illusion of easy is long gone. Sixteen years wiser, I realize that time may will bring more difficulties. May God bless us with balance: the ability to weather the elements (all of the things that need our attention) while taking care to avoid the rot of neglect.
Oh, and I pray for restraint when I find cups sitting next to a coaster on our wooden dining room table. This is one annoyance I can’t seem to work through, and all the ‘men’ of the house do this.
Have a beautiful weekend!