#7 Without a doubt the worst thing about living in Phoenix is the summers. With highs of 118+ we dream of winter. I know I shouldn’t complain that we have 81-degree temps in the middle of December while dear friends are dealing with below freezing temps, but I would like it at least in the 60’s. It is December in the Northern Hemisphere after all. But what a joy it is that we don’t have freezing temps for the high and 6-foot snow drifts.
#8 I’m gonna brag here a moment. I have the BEST husband in the world. [he put the clean dishes in the dishwasher away. last week he did it and then loaded it again. BEST i tell you!]
#9 Shawn and I have tried to start eating better. This means organic and all natural foods over stuff loaded with preservatives. This also means I shop more often and spend more money, but it also means not shellacking our bodies with preservatives and antibiotics. Last night for dinner I made homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza. Dough, chicken, cheese, & bacon all from Trader Joe’s. It wasn’t perfect but still yummy.
#10 I spent this last weekend baking. With the exception of a massage & church & a couple of errands my Saturday and Sunday were spent making baby bundts. I usually make cookies but wanted to do something different this year. I have four boxes sitting here next to me waiting to go out in the mail to friends & family. I hope these bring some delicious joy to their lives.
What are you finding joy in today?
Shawn and I dated 4 years, 3 months, 23 days. We’ve been married for 9 years, 5 months, 15 days.
It’s not something I think I’ll ever have figured out. In fact I hope I never do.
My Love Language is Affirmation. Words of love and appreciation do far more than cleaning the house. 😉
Shawn’s Love Language is Time. I don’t even need to read the book to know that.
So I’m learning. Learning to not be selfish with my personal time and wants. Learning to put down my phone and it’s Twitter capabilities. Learning to close my laptop with it’s Twitter, blog reading, blog writing, Hulu watching capabilities.
Because love is afterall…putting aside your wants for the desires for those of someone else.
There is a lot going on in our lives. There has been. Situations that require me to be a wife and a listener of him before I’m a tweeter, blogger, show watcher. Because he is more important than all of you and I’m not going to apologize for that.
Pray that God teaches me how to be a better wife to Shawn. That I’m less selfish.
What are ways you’re still learning to love your spouse if your married, if not do you pray for your future spouse and how you can be the wife/husband God desires you to be?
Nine years of struggles.
Nine years of fighting for future years.
Nine years making a home.
Nine years of love.
On May 26th Shawn and I celebrated nine years of marriage. The good times, and the bad ones. God has blessed our marriage more than I could have dreamed. I love this man more than I did that day when I walked down the aisle. The things I’ve seen God do in His life & heart makes me fall for him all over again.
Prudence is a 30-something writer who lives in Arizona with her husband Shawn and their chihuahuas Lengua and Zeus. She writes her life, her experiences and her crawl back to hope. Eventually, she hopes to visit India – a place that’s captured her heart without ever stepping foot on the soil.