Monday, July 15, 2013

Marriage Enrichment

I'm sure you've seen the quote about how a great friend is one who you may not talk to for months but when you do get back together, it's as if you've never been apart.  I think that probably sums up the way D and I spent our weekend.  The kids headed to Grandma's, and we headed to Lincoln for the FCA Coaches Marriage Enrichment Weekend.  We've been fortunate enough to have gone to the weekend for several years now and love that FCA believes in investing in coaches by encouraging them spiritually both as individuals and as couples.

Anyway, lest you think D and I haven't been talking for months, that is not true.  But in the last 10 months, as I've said before, it's just been an exhausting time, where we've both felt worn and like it was a bit easier to disengage rather than engage.  Being pregnant doesn't help that either as I'm guessing many of you women can related to the feeling of having a very large personal space bubble when pregnant.  This weekend was a chance to reconnect, to revel in some blessed quietness, both real and emotional.  We spent time in worship, time hearing the speakers remind us about basic principals for preserving your marriage, time spent in real communication with each other on simple topics that we often neglect, and time spent with other coaches and their spouses.

Sunday afternoon we meet my mom in Grand Island and drove up to the girl hanging out of the window of Mom's SUV, waving and acting like a crazy person all while Kenson was in the back having a mini melt down over a lost Matchbox car.  Um, yep...that sounds about right!

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