It is 11p. as I’m writing this post. We’ve had a busy day going our separate ways, doing the things we need to do.
Tom had doctors appointments, phone calls about business opportunities, and an after dinner get together with a friend for his birthday.
I had a lunch get together with life-long girlfriends, a rescheduled afternoon tea to celebrate the 9th birthday of a dear friend’s daughter, a phone call to comfort another friend facing separation from her husband and possible divorce, and talking with one of my daughters about parenting issues.
But what I love most about the life God has given us, in the midst of all these interruptions and planned events as husband and wife, is the everyday routine of it all. Tom is grinding his coffee beans so they’ll be ready first thing in the morning as he sits to have his quiet time with the Lord. The dishwasher is working to clean the dishes from the excellent dinner our daughter and her boyfriend cooked for us for dinner last night. There is a joy to be found in the rhythm of life, those things we do everyday without thought.
When we were first married we didn’t know what the beat of marriage was all about.
We had to think through everyday decisions. But slowly, over the years we’ve heard the cadence and started joining in to the constant pounding of life as it is lived to glorify God.
Can you hear the rhythm? It is there in all circumstances. It is the rhythm of God’s heart beating for you…for me. He gave His all so we could join into the march of the ages. A march that will continue moving forward until the Day…that glorious Day when we will finally, at last, see Him face to face. This is where true joy is found–in Him–no matter the trouble, no matter the difficulty.
Wonderful reminder. Thank you my friend!
Life is crazy. So much going on with our “kids” and exchange student. With Dad’s stroke and my struggling mother, with schoolwork, with sports et al. Last night I realized one of the greatest things in our marriage is simply being able to just crawl into bed at night together. Nothing going on (although it is really nice when something is “going on”) but last night it was so late and we were exhausted and just crawling into our bed, to snuggle and slip into sweet sleep was so reassuing! A great rhythm! 🙂
Hope things get back to a bit of normal for you both. Your prize is in the mail–that should give you something to look forward to. 🙂
Mmm, thanks Debi! Looking forward to our prize 🙂 Life is life and we know that the school year is hectic from September to February with sports, thankfully he doesn’t do spring sports 🙂
Last night Dion IM’ed and asked if we could leave the kids home and do something the two of us. We ended up finishing a bedroom project then watching some TV laying in bed then had a great night of sleep and a morning of sleeping in. We both feel rested and refreshed. So important!
Yes there is a rhythm in relationship…especially if it is good and sweet. One does one thing the other does other things. In the end, at the end of the day it is all familiar and routine in a good way.
That is what marriage is for those who have made it work for many years.
There is joy… yes.
Thank you, Sharon. 🙂