Hubby & I went to have an early dinner Tuesday at one of the local “landmark” restaurants in town. I had wanted to get him out of the house for some fresh air since he had slept all of Monday away after his dental adventure.
Getting out of the house and bumping around town with no particular agenda helped both of us relax. It also helped us talk about something that we hadn’t talked about in a very long time …
The state of our marriage.
The president gives an annual state of the Union address, our governor gives a state of the state address, and my superintendent even gives a state of the district address on the first day of our contract year each year.
A dear friend of mine had told me that she and her husband used to set one day a year to evaluate the state of their marriage and to set marriage goals for the coming twelve months. I had thought it a good idea and hubby & I have done this a couple of times.
So we talked about our marriage over dinner. About my insane fear that our marriage will end because we’ve been married for over 20 years and many of our friends that celebrated their 20th anniversaries just a few years ago are now divorced. We talked about how to protect our marriage from the horrid “D” word. And we made a commitment to attend a “Weekend to Remember” during the next twelve months.
I’m thankful that my hubby was agreeable to talking about our marriage, our strengths, the areas where we can improve, and to set goals for the next twelve months.
I’m continually thankful for my assistant. She called last Thursday afternoon and asked if I wanted to go play Bunko with her group. I had a ball. All of the ladies were from her church and I had such a great time meeting new friends! One of my new friends said that her husband had given her a gift certificate for a spa day on Valentine’s Day that she hadn’t used yet but needed to before it expired. I looked at her and laughed because hubby had given me a gift certificate for a massage for Valentine’s Day that I hadn’t yet used. We both committed to redeeming our gift certificates before the end of this week.
I’m thankful for the blessings that the Lord showers on me daily: a loving and caring husband, a roof over my head, food in the ‘fridge, an air conditioner that works, and a job that I enjoy.
Even though it’s been going on almost non-stop for two months now, I’m even thankful for the rain. I know that some areas of the country are struggling with drought and they’d LOVE just a tiny bit of the rain we’ve been having.
There is so much more that I’m thankful for, but I really wanted to focus on marriage this week. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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