Present Over Perfect – Day 41

Page 210, Ballard Locks, takes us to day 41!

I love this chapter for so many reasons.

Brian and I have been married for almost 13 years. We work together. We love together. We do life together. We have chaos together, too, ha!

And there are days where we steal away to disconnect from this world together pretty often.

In fact, we did that today. Our schedules were unusually light and we got last minute sitters in order to focus on our marriage.

We’ve found over the years we absolutely NEED this.

We need time to draw close and hold hands and stay up late and sleep in.

Just like Shauna, we’ve been shocked with close friends that have divorced. In fact, 2 of Brian’s closest friends shared with him last year how their marriages were ending. We sat in amazement wondering how did this happen???

We prayed.

We talked.

We asked questions of each other.

Thankfully, one of those friends and his wife made it through that season. They’re back together today and growing their family. The other has moved on to the next season of their lives separately.

Part of being present over perfect is absolutely making sure you make time for the most important people in your life.

God first. Family. Then everything else.

We take this seriously in our home because we know the risk of not doing so.

How about you? What can you do to focus more on your marriage and/or your relationships with the closest people to you?


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2 thoughts on “Present Over Perfect – Day 41

  1. My husband and I have been married 43 years! Yikes just seeing it in writing is awesome. We have made Saturdays our “date days” and this is the time we have carved out for just us. We have breakfast out and spend the day doing things we enjoy together. We still hold hands after 43 years and I still get goosebumps thinking about my man. Life has not always been roses but we have talked through all the rough spots. God is our center and we go out from there. Have a marriage for life CAN be done. Loved the chapter.

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    1. Wow!! Such an encouragement to see a love that lasts through the years!! I love date days – and can’t wait to have something regular like that in our life when the kids get a bit bigger. Until then, we’ll take any time we can be spontaneous and steal away for a night or an hour 🙂 God is the only way we’ve come this far, amen!

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