It is a partnership, a calling, a cross. It is the best you can give and the blessings you will reap. Marriage is amazing. Transformative. Humbling.
Sometimes painfully so.
I've had to take on part time work to supplement our income. It's been fun and exciting. Too exciting.
I got a bit carried away. One week of pushing the family limits of mom being away from home stretched to two weeks...to three. Finally, we got up early to see each other, we caught our breath and caught up.
He listened. He thought. Then he pulled me up short and reminded me of a few facts of life, namely that I had put money above family, that needs are very different from wants, that it is far more precious to spend time with a family than money on a family.
I felt very silly. I blushed and stammered. I even tried to justify myself at first. Then I gave myself over to the truth of what he was saying, apologized, asked his forgiveness, asked His forgiveness, hauled myself off to Confession, and started again.
A little smaller. A little wiser. A little slower.
But definetly more thankful for the man I married than ever.
|That's my guy!|
P.S. If you email me, I'll tell you all about my new business venture and can even help you get started on your own! (Yeah, he laughed when I read that part out loud!)