autumn days

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Fine Balance In Marriage

Marriage.  My mentoring friend shared that the first 25 years of marriage were the hardest for her.  I am far from hitting that mark on my ninth year, so with young children I am in the thick of it.  I find in marriage it is a constant process of trying to balance and rebalance, to communicate and reconnect when it's uncomfortable and sometimes inconvenient.  Talking about our thoughts, reactions, and where we need readjustments takes a lot of energy while also raising young children.  Yesterday I asked (not gently) for and received time alone to blog and shower.  Today I was alone enough to blog, open windows, and breath.  These investments we make into marriage come back to us tenfold.  With some time alone, I then had energy for cooking dinner, washing dishes, more laundry, and loving on my family.  These small treasures bring such a fine balance into the rewarding challenges of marriage.

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