Saturday, September 29, 2007

Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me...

This week I had the opportunity to go to a little place called San Fransisco with Other Guy. It was one of those trips that was business for him and all relaxation for me! It was also one of those times that all married with children couples need to remind themselves that they are still great as just a couple...not just as mom and dad!

Right before I left, I received a phone call from my younger sister informing me that my mom was not having such a great day. My mom had surgery on her neck just a few days before and due to the 2+ inch cut on her throat, she was limited to soft foods. Unfortunately, my step dad forgot to take his daily dose of compassion and kinda left my mom high and dry over the weekend. My first inclination was to get fired up mad and to be quite honest with you, I was two seconds away from booking a flight to Florida and straightening things out. Luckily, my sisters (& my mom's friend, Diane) took care of all of that and life is good again. (Don't worry all is well with my mom's marriage - he just needed to listen more and she probably needed to ask more and well, you know how it goes!)

However, on my wonderful four day trip with my husband, it became apparent to me that it all comes down to communication...EVERYTHING does. Whether you are newly married, married with young kids, married for a life time or single, every relationship in your life is only healthy with communication and time spent together.

I loved walking in the evening with Other Guy, just holding hands and being together. I loved being able to focus on each other's conversations without having to say, Hold on a second. Now don't get me wrong, I love our children but it was nice to be reminded that I am still a wife and a best friend...that I'm still fun to be around and needed.

I guess what I am trying to say is that when something is missing in your life, take a poll and see who you are or are not spending time with. Who are you communicating with...Okay, let me rephrase those sentences so that my friends and my husband don't email me because of grammar! With whom are you or are you not communicating? With whom are you spending time or not spending time? Every time life seems to get crazy, it's because life has come before my relationship with Christ. I make every excuse in the book as to why I haven't had time to read my Bible or why I haven't been able to spend serious time in prayer.

Well, that's about it...To all you husband's out there, no pressure but take your wife on a date. It doesn't have to be San Fransisco but you can go out on an evening and just remind her of how important she is to you...not just as the mother of your children.

Peace Out!


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