Kids. They change things.
Before we had tiny human beings in our household, my husband and I were able to do things without much thought.
When it was just the two of us, showing affection was as easy as reaching out for his hand.
Just kidding. As if they would ever stay still like that.
My husband and I used to curl up on the couch and watch movies after dinner. It was sweet.
Now that we have two kids, we still watch movies after dinner. But the movies we see have become less varied. Specifically, a cute little movie named Frozen, which we have watched approximately 3,562,125 times.
Lately, my husband and I have been talking about how important it is to set aside time to be out of the parenting zone.
So we tried.
… and ended up talking about grown up things.
What can be more grown up than being parents, right?
Like I said, kids: they change things.
Having kids did this to her marriage.
Because only a geek can make you smile by saying something like this :
*Actual quote from my husband. He was a geek way before it became cool to be one.
P.S. Know your terms.
My husband gives me the most beautiful letters. The quote above is from one of the earliest letters he sent, back when he was courting me. I memorized it by heart, down to the details of the yellow envelope in came in. Years later, we got married and he continues to floor me with his words, written or otherwise. I am still so awed at how he sees me.
P.S. Letters are lovely.
In a sea of financial obligations, debits, credits, expectations that may either be met or unmet, there are many things that I still need to be thankful for. I spent a large chunk of this week thinking about my decreased capacity to earn because of my sensitive pregnancy, oftentimes feeling guilty because I want to contribute more, more, more. It made me sad.
This Sunday, I am taking a step back. I’ll rest my everyday in the knowledge that God provides and enjoy the fact that my husband is generous, hardworking, and responsible. We are a team, my husband says. I should learn that being part of this team means that I should be just as comfortable with taking as I am with giving. Give and take, love and be loved. Yes, there is much to be thankful for.