"Simply living life changes us; we've go to keep pursuing our spouses or risk becoming a stranger to the person we married." For Mark and I the part of simply living changes us is MORE THAN TRUE! We have been through so much together as a couple and as individuals throughout our mere 5 years of marriage. If you are a regular reader you know we have been through things many will never, and we pray WILL NEVER experience. It's not often we talk about the "before" children time. As some couples can reflect on that time it's extremely painful for us. That may change someday but for now it is still too raw. We had the early afternoon/evening together. We visited a few stores we like to browse without children. ;) We exchanged looks, held hands, laughed, and reconnected. We took a break from the rat race we have been running not only the past few weeks but the rat race called "life." It was GOOD! The post I have been referencing talks about getting married and what that means. She states that even though getting married we continue to still grown and learn. She states "getting married doesn't mean you stop, you just do it together."
We have almost hit that 5 year mark in our marriage. I am not the woman he married and he is not the man I married. Life changed us. We have embraced it...not feared it! No matter what though we will remain in pursuit of each other's hearts.
If you fear leaving your child or can't "justify" that time I pray you take this post and think, pray, and discuss with your spouse. It will do a body good. ;) We had a great time together-we loved being "us" together!