So Christopher and I are rarely apart. So rarely in fact that we only have 1 tube of toothpaste. In the 2 years we’ve been married we’ve only spent a total of 4 nights apart. This weekend will add 2 more nights. Toothpaste isn’t really that expensive – especially if we just bought the little travel size one, but we always seem to forget until it’s too late. So we’ve discovered that we can squeeze a little toothpaste out on saran wrap for the person staying at home while the other takes the tube. Random fact: toothpaste takes on a rather gummy texture when you do that, but it still cleans well enough. Anyway, toothpaste is just one of those random little indicators of how much time we spend together that I really take for granted.
This weekend while Christopher has been at a guys retreat with the teens we volunteer with, I’ve had a princess party. 14 beautiful faces that I love have surrounded me all day and as the girls all lay sleeping in random rooms in my house I’m taking a moment to reflect on how blessed I am. And how grateful I am to be so blessed. I love these girls. They are precious. And how lucky am I to have gotten to see mine and Christopher’s marriage through their eyes. Over and over again I realize that I truly am living a fairy tale. I am amazed and overwhelmed by the man I get to be married to. God has been so so so good to us.
You know, I’m not a fan of Christopher being gone. Not at all. But like many things I don’t like – good can still come of it. And the good here is that I have had just a little bit of time to reflect on all the many ways my sweet husband blesses my life.
Oreo is snoring on the floor beside my bed and the girls in the house are off in dreamland. So it’s time for me to head off to my sweet dreams. And then to wake up and see my real life fairy tale dream tomorrow when Christopher comes home. G’night.