This is a special place to be…
You know your marriage has weathered well when love brings you to the place where you bear the other’s sharp word or dark mood, knowing as you do that these raw places cover a weary or wounded soul and require tenderness, not scorn or assault. Forgiveness is given, easily, before it’s ever asked, the scuffle brushed away, no more bother than a stray piece of lint.
… and it takes time.
It takes understanding over the long haul.
It takes listening first, second and third more often than not.
I confess, it means I should mute the TV or turn it off to keep traveling towards this space in the journey together.
We went to Greenville, SC last Friday, just the two of us. We walked. We ate wonderful food. We saw Falls Park and all the upgrades around the Downtown area.
Mostly, I enjoyed that we were there together. The walking, the words, the silence – all coming through as part of the long haul kind of life we’re living out together.