We’re In This Together: Five Minute Friday

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It hasn’t been easy around here lately. As we get ready for some major transitions, it can be downright overwhelming. As often happens during times of stress, hubby and I have had quite a few disagreements. The kids pick up on our stress levels and it ramps them up as well.

But I’m trying to remember something: We are a team.

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One of the things we decided when we got married is that we are always each other’s advocate and support. We aren’t on opposite sides, we fight together, for us and our family. So yes, things have been rough lately. Sometimes it does feel like it’s me against the world. But I have to remember that we aren’t alone. We have each other.

This man, this crazy, confusing, aggravating and wonderful man who has been my partner and friend for the last 13 plus years, and has stood by me through it all. When times are tough it’s easy to forget and see him as my adversary. But just because we may look a problem from different perspectives (and often propose very different solutions) doesn’t mean we aren’t fighting for the same thing or working towards the same goals.

So today I remind myself again, I am not an island or a lone wolf. I am yoked with an amazing man so that we can pull together toward our dreams, and more importantly, towards whatever God may have for us in the future.

 

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4 thoughts on “We’re In This Together: Five Minute Friday

  1. We’re in this together, and you’re not alone.

    The pictures you posted tug at my heart, because to protect just this, this innocence and safety, is why I took up arms as a merc so long ago, to do the things governments were not prepared to do.

    I lost my soul and my health, but to keep safe the couple holding children in their arms…whether they be white or black or brown or yellow (I happen to be Chinese!)…I’d do it again. Someone’s got to go down hard. Why not me?

    You are not alone. Hard men are on your team, and will die in your defense. I promise you this.

    #2 qt FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2016/08/your-dying-spouse-196-team-of-one-fmf.html

    1. Andrew, thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. I am forever grateful for those that have fought and died so that I can have the life I have. My grandfathers and father-in-law experienced war in ways I can never understand, but they were all members of my “team.” I recognize how lucky I am. Blessings to you.

  2. A great reminder, Bethany, that we are not each other’s enemy, but are working together to get through the difficulties, just from different perspectives. You have a beautiful family. Visiting from #54 at FMF.

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