My husband is home!!! I think it’s appropriate to let out an official whoo-hoo!! To say that I’m thrilled would be the understatement of the century. He has been out of town for the last week on a much needed guys’ ski trip. And while I fully gave him my blessing to go, I’m not sure if I understood what that would look like in reality. He travels for work, so I’m accustomed to the daily without him (sometimes).
First, it’s not normally right after Christmas when he’s out of town, the time when we normally travel together or take our Christmas down, and, now that we have children, spending time as a family. My little guy has been getting over a nasty sinus infection, so he’s been waking up early every morning. Since Christmas, our little girl has been fussing on and off all day, something we’re not used to. She is supposed to be our laid back child.
Matt left last Sunday, and by Monday morning, I was calling in reinforcements. The crying was pretty much non-stop and left me little time to deal with Grayson, which meant entirely too much TV for him and no sanity for me. She didn’t have any symptoms of any cold or virus, and the prospect what she might catch visiting the doctor was a lot more scary than what she probably had. My mom came to stay with us and we waited it out. By Wednesday, I knew she had to go. Even though there were no symptoms, she was waking up all night and crying all day and night. (Don’t hold it against me-I am a good mom-but she is also cutting teeth) Sure enough….like previously stated, the double ear infection.
All this to say, I’ve missed my hubbie. And not just for the physical help he is to me. He is my partner, the one I want helping dish out meds, bounce babies, and the one I want to cuddle with at the end of the day. Somehow, God gave me the grace to handle it all, and to handle it beautifully, if I do say so myself.
Which, among other things, got me thinking. We have a wonderful marriage, a true parternship. It is by no means perfect, but Matt and I fully believe that a Godly marriage can be the closest thing to heaven on this earth…and that our purpose and ministries are greater together than apart. Having two children can take its toll on patience…let me be honest, my patience. Just like in every aspect of my faith, I don’t simply want to accept that I’m not perfect, and therefore be content to stay that way. So, in the footsteps of someone I respect immensely and admire for her faith, I’m going to take on The Love Dare.
I’m sure you’ve heard all about it…and so have I. It’s one thing to read about it or to watch a movie about it, it’s another to take it on. Don’t worry; I’m actually going to give you some of the inside scoop. Matt does not know I’m doing this and I cannot wait to see how God transforms my heart and our marriage. I already love what we have together, but I know I am not all of the things that love is supposed to be. Tomorrow is my first day. Wish me luck…