Collaborate without boundaries

DAY 4

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Today's dare was easy.  I called my hubby on my way to work just to say I love you and to make sure he was feeling well. (started new meds last night)

I have always made an effort to check in.  I will send him funny texts, calls out of the blue, facebook posts.  Just things to say, hey, you were on my mind.  I then called him right before I went to lunch to make sure he was still feeling okay and if he had any requests for supper.  He complained about how work was going and I didn't let it get me down.  He never asked how I was doing. He usually doesn't and today it didn't bother me quite so much.  I wasn't calling about me. I was calling to check in on him.  

A little more on us.  We finally got married on June 16, 2012.  It was interesting.  His sister and brother in law flew in from CA and his mom and cousin drove up from MS.  His sister decided the day before that she hated me and actually has not spoken to me since that day.  We spent a night at a little cozy inn by the lake and then went back home prior to them leaving.  It was father's day weekend so we went to dinner with my father and his sister threw a fit.  His dad refused to come to the wedding because it was so far away.  So this really bothered me.  So, I guess you could say we started our marriage off with a lot of drama.  

Being older (we were 32) we felt like making the decision on children was something we would need to do fairly soon.  I have PCOS so we knew it would be almost impossible to do this naturally so I started the conversation with my doctor of things I could do to prep.  Vitamins, lose weight.  All that fun stuff.  We decided that at 35 would have to make the decision because we did not want to be old parents.  

I was 35 when I was diagnosed with cancer which required a radical hysterectomy. 

 

Here's to day 5.

  • our past, our families, our experiences prior to marriage can certainly affect our marriages.  

    Don't  read ahead, but I believe a dare in the book kind of touches in an indirect way on this matter of the family.  

    I am sure the subject of not having kids is something that can throw stress in a marriage as well.

    Remember God uses all things for the good of those that love Him.

    I did respond to your last journal entry.  

  • our past, our families, our experiences prior to marriage can certainly affect our marriages.  

    Don't  read ahead, but I believe a dare in the book kind of touches in an indirect way on this matter of the family.  

    I am sure the subject of not having kids is something that can throw stress in a marriage as well.

    Remember God uses all things for the good of those that love Him.

    I did respond to your last journal entry.  

  • Just show love. I am guilty of saying that and thinking that but in many situations I let my pride or anger or whatever other negative feeling take over and didn't show the love that I preach about. Strive hard to show love no matter what, even if it is rejected or not reciprocated. Love is all that matters and it never fails. We cannot comprehend time as God does so it may take longer than you like but God will work in your lives. As much as I hate to think about it or say it we may not see love from our spouses until we are on our death beds but love is there. They will see that one day and I believe if we treat them like Jesus tells us to it will have a much better chance of being sooner than later.

    When a person gets married they cling to their spouse and leave their parents and everything else behind. I wouldn't worry too much about what those other people are doing. You follow Christ and live the way He commanded you to. Loving everyone. They have the same choice as you. Follow Christ or don't follow Christ. If they choose to follow they will love you because it is commanded. If not then they will have to answer on judgment day while God tells you "Well done my good and faithful servant."

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