If there's one thing I've learned in this baby two-year old marriage of ours, it's that our fights often have some common variables: 1.) We haven't spent enough time together, 2.) We're tired, 3.) We're feeling pressure at work, and/or 4.) We're not spending enough time in the Word. Last week, all 4 of those variables were present if that gives you any indication of what might have gone down in the Atwood Casa.
So, when Friday rolled around, it could not have come at a better time. We'd had an Adirondacks fall foliage weekend getaway planned for a while and it came like a sweet breath of fresh air blowing on our week of emotional ashes. Can any of you relate?
We were only gone for two days, but it felt like a week of rejuvenation. We shut off. We listened. We communicated. We apologized. We prayed. We praised. We watched a sunset and sunrise together. We sang. We laughed. We made out. ;) And by the end of the day on Saturday, we were back to normal.
I'm not saying there won't be any more nasty-emotional-messy-grumpy-poo-head moments in our marriage, but I am so thankful for grace . . . getting back to the basics . . . hitting rewind . . .and learning more and more what it means to love our spouse like God commands.
And because I can't describe in words the beauty of what we saw this weekend, here are some of my man's photos to give you an idea . . .
I am so thankful we serve a creative, relational, forgiving and grace-filled God.
Go in Grace,