My friend’s daughters (a capture on my little camera at our home-school convention) have got this communication thing down pretty well! …
My husband and I just celebrated our
38th 45th wedding anniversary, And, we continue to be a work in progress!
If you knew the mess and brokenness we both brought into our marriage, you would have never given us a chance, but with God all things are possible!
There is nothing like marriage to show you your own sinfulness, or the depth of God’s love, or any number of other lessons. That there is nothing like marriage to sanctify you and make you more Christ-like. I’ve learned it isn’t about me pointing my finger at my husband and saying, “Look how you need to change” in XYZ area of your life. Instead, marriage is about me addressing indwelling sin in my own life.
A quiet house. A listening ear. Whispering a prayer of thanks before I throw back the covers. Slipping out of the warm bed and scrabbling quickly into my clothes to avoid a chill, turning on the teapot and the already-soaking oats to cook … these few minutes, well spent, set my path, serve to give me a jump start on the day.
I feel a bit accomplished! Even in opening wide the curtains to the dawn has an effect on my outlook….