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R2D40 What a "ride"

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I hit the ground running this morning, and we just got home from my DH's company picnic at the amusement park.  I met a lot of people that DH works with, and he introduced me to every single one of them that we ran into.   I can't really ride the rides anymore - most of them make me feel sick.  But DH and I both rode the bumper cars with the grandkids.  My DH hit me pretty good several times, and commented about it as we got off the ride.  We laughed and joked and had a good time. It was a little awkward at times, but overall, the afternoon and evening were enjoyable.  I am so thankful to God for providing this opportunity.  I am thankful for being able to spend time with DH, his daughter, son-in-law, and the grandkids.  Praise God for the laughter, the smiles, and the time spent together as a family.  And thanks to the Lord for protecting my marriage today.

Another 40 days come and gone.  I never imagined when I started this journey where the road would take me.  What a ride it has been!  I pray that DH and I will someday have the opportunity to renew our wedding vows.  I think that I will start round 3 tomorrow.  I feel like there is still so much for me to learn.
  • Remember why you started the first round of dares?  Compare that to why you are starting the 3rd round.  And thank God for the changes in you.

    It's great you chose to go.  And things went well.  He saw you being the best you you can be.  He softened.  IF he continues or even if he stays softened at least this much, you may feel the desire to fast track the marriage being fixed.  Do not take control and pull his car up to yours.  Right now it may be even more important to keep having no expectations and Be still, knowing He is God.

  • The reason that I started the dares was to save my marriage.  The reason that I continue is to allow God to continue to transform me into a better person.  I want to be the best me that I can be, first for my Heavenly Father, and second, for my DH.

    The softening was short-lived.  He has seemed depressed today, especially when compared to last night.  I think, and of course this is just me thinking, but I think that after having fun last night, he feels conflicted and he has to work at putting the wall up again.

  • So glad that today went well and that you chose to go!! So thankful that God protected your marriage another day!! God is good!!

  • yes, those changes you made from one  round to the next are what should take place.  That's great.

    you are right.  He is conflicted and feels the need to put his wall up again.  It isn't easy for  our spouses to admit to us or themselves they made a mistake in considering a d.  And it is real tough on them.  Hence, they do things like put up the wall again to justify to themselves there behavior.

    do not concern yourself with the change in him.  The wall can easily come back down in a short period  of time.  

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