Really loving the link-up/series Amber is hosting on the marriage letters - it is challenging me to take a deeper look at my marriage, to notice not just the big things. This week's prompt is, "I know you love me when..."
Driving home tonight after meeting with a few friends I felt myself a tad bit tense, a little stressed, even though you texted and said, "The boys have been fed, changed, and are in their jammies. Take all the time you need."
Yet I still worried that I had been gone too long, taken too much time for myself. Twice in one weekend you deliberately and specifically enabled me to take time for myself. Not because I earned it. Not because we have some 50-50 agreement. It was because you love me, and you know I am a better mommy, wife, and PERSON when I have time for myself and time to engage with others.
I don't know why I worried about taking too much of this gift of time you gave me.
The kids were in bed when I got home. The high chair trays were clean. The kitchen sink was empty. The toys were all picked up. I know you love me when you remind me in ways as simple as this that our marriage is 100-100.
Thanks for a simply lovely weekend.