What is REALLY important to me?
“I work a stressful job and come home to kids, cooking, laundry, and a husband with needs. Everyone at home and work wants a piece of me.” Another wife said it like this: “I never think about my marriage. My life is a treadmill, and I can’t stop running and think.”
Do you realize that your choices reveal what is important to you? When I had three little ones, I realized that my choices must say that my husband is my first priority of all the people on earth. I could push my relationship with my husband off until life got easier but I decided that normal life means hectic, normal means time is at a premium, that time as a couple is hard to come by. I knew that I could live my marriage by default or by design. It was my choice.
I’m so grateful that when the kids were little, I stopped to think about my marriage and chose to have a marriage by design. Now, in the empty nest, we are reaping the benefits!