I hope I never stop thinking that marriage is amazing. No matter what trials lie ahead (and we know they will come), I pray that we never lose sight of what a gift it is to belong fully and wholly to one another. To share our lives, our hopes and dreams, our struggles. To carry our burdens for each other and not struggle alone.
Life is only getting crazier. As the kids grow, so does our schedule. Our home (it's always full!), our food budget. Ha! And more than that, the less we are all "just" home. We fight for it. It happens. But less often than it did when they were all little buggers.
I miss when things were simple. When it was all about obedience and schedules. It was physically exhausting to take care of them all, but it was easier is some ways. Now there is so much going on. School, grades, sports, friends, attitudes, responsibilities. It's great fun, but it's emotionally exhausting, now.
Sharing it all with my Coach not only makes it tolerable - it makes it fun! It's definitely an adventure! We can compare notes, offer suggestions (well, he's the one with the suggestions, I'm usually at the end of my rope!), and laugh. Lots of laughing sure helps.
So today? I'm so grateful for a God-fearing, hard-working, loving, wise and humble man to share this craziness with. And one day? It will be just the two of us, again. That 11 months we had by ourselves fifteen years ago just wasn't enough! :-)