It’s certainly shaping up to be a great day. Here’s what’s happened so far as well as the plan for what’s going to happen the rest of the day. (I guess by the time I post this it will all have happened, but I digress). Jacks and I both started the day off with a run. I wasn’t necessarily planning on getting out this morning, but it was still raining and I can’t pass up a run in the rain. I don’t know what it is but I absolutely love it. I’m also super proud of Jacks, she did 5.2 miles. That’s awesome! Breakfast today is oatmeal with all the fixings.
We’re just going to hang around the house for a bit, and then we’ll be off to our favorite vet’s office Caring Hands Animal hospital for Olive to get her nails trimmed… Weird fact about our dog, she just LOVES the vet. She’s so bizarre.
We’ve got a massage planned for the afternoon, and then, one of the most fun things we’ve had in the plans for awhile. We’re going to make dinner with both Connor and Bethany. We’re still trying to figure out the exact menu, but there is just something about cooking together and breaking bread together that is awesome. It’s been a huge blessing to have the two of them around a lot lately. It’s kind of sad that they’ll be headed off to British Columbia in a week. But I’m really excited to hear those stories as well.
Speaking of the massage, that seems to be one of those things that often leads to comments about us having a great marriage. I find that kind of interesting, but it really does help to put things into perspective. I do think we have a great marriage, but it takes a lot of work. As a man you can’t give up on dating your spouse. It may be easier for us in not having kids, but I’m going to challenge you to look at your priorities. Even without kids, we have to make an effort. It requires putting things on the calendar, and it requires putting the phone down and talking. It also takes a very clear understanding that it’s a commitment. And for us it’s a covenant as well. We couldn’t do it without having God in our lives. We were trained several years back as marriage mentors, what I would tell you out of that is that we got so much more in our own marriage when we were helping others. It required us to really look inward at ourselves. I know there are a lot of people out there that are struggling at hurting. I’d encourage you all that getting help and talking to people isn’t a sign of weakness.
I hope and pray for you as the readers to have a great day, and if any of you needs prayer, I’m always happy to do that.