7 Things We Learned in 7 Years of Marriage
It’s our anniversary. Here are 7 things we’ve learned in the first 7 years of marriage.
It was a particularly hard week. I (Tim) was behind on work. The van had broken down and needed to be fixed. And probably the worst of all, the dentist announced that I had 2 cavities (I really hate cavities). As I climbed into the car on Thursday morning, I noticed a pink card on the dashboard that said, “You’re My Star.”
I’m not even sure when Olive had time to make a card and put it in the car without me noticing. She had been complaining of being tired as of late. I had been doing my best to help out extra around the house all month, staying up late to wash the dishes and waking up early to watch the kids. But I was tired too. In the card my wife wrote that she noticed. She noticed that I was helping out more and she appreciated it.
It’s hard to describe what I felt when I read the card. It was like my chest swelled up with pride, knowing that my extra effort had made a difference and had been noticed. The gift of appreciation strengthened me, and I felt like I could wash another 1000 dishes and wake up with the kids at 6am for another 100 days.
2nd thing: Margin Helps Our Marriage
3rd thing: As Strong as the Weakest
4th thing: Children Add Strain to Marriage
5th thing: Bring Out the Best
6th thing: Waiting Together, the Hard Times
7th thing: Rich Traditions