A PERFECT MARRIAGE is when two imperfect people come together and commit to making their version of a perfect life. Marriage in all of its beauty, glory, and awesomeness is unfortunately gonna forever have flaws; your marriage, my marriage, and every other marriage that graces this land. To any person that is married and beyond the fog laden and angel graced honeymoon stage, I am sure this is no news to you. For those of you who are not married, this might be a newsflash. Let me give you another.
Happy Thanksgiving Y'all! I can't think of a better way to start this Thanksgiving week than by sharing one of our favorite family traditions: our Book of Thanksgiving.
Fall finally found us here in north Texas! With a stormy, cozy weekend behind us and an expected high of 63 degrees today—I'm loving this weather! Even took the chance to try out a new fairly-healthy Pinterest recipe yesterday Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate. After adding a ton of sugar and some extra chocolate syrup, it tasted amazing! :)
Most of the time, I think of new as better. A new car. New house. New job. Perceiving the new thing God is doing. A new season, new gifting, new opportunity. The list goes on longer than hours in a day. But sometimes, new isn't better.
That's it. Just breathe. Deep inhale through your abdomen. Slow. Hold. Now slowly exhale out through your mouth. Or at least that's what I tell myself.
Considering this prompt for Five Minute Friday I began to consider all the becauses in life. The ripple effects we don't enjoy or negative consequences we didn't see coming. But the fruition of cause-and-effect happens because of good things too. Wonderful ... incredible ... unimaginable things.
We reconnect in the whispers. The quiet moments no one else sees. I love the feeling of your eyes on me from across the room. When you mouth sweet nothings only I can understand. More than excited shouts, and sometimes even more than laughter, I wait for ... long for ... whispers.