Wow, I can hardly believe it’s Monday again. It’s been a whirlwind of activity over the past 2 weeks. As of July 1st my husband and I are on a brief “sabbatical” from our part-time ministry. The purpose was to allow for more focus on our day jobs during my husband’s busiest work season. That said, it started right off with a long weekend due to the 4th of July being on a Thursday this year and neither of us having to work on Friday. What a treat! That Saturday morning the phone rang and it was our daughter who nearly 39 weeks pregnant. She had a few physical symptoms that are known for being the beginning of labor. A call to her midwife confirmed this but also said it could be hours or days. We were filled with increased anticipation.
Our weekend progressed completely enjoying our first full weekend at home in a very long time. Long story short, we got “the” phone call at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday morning that our Grand-daughter had been born. By 6:00 we were on her way to meet her. A new season in our married life has begun. Grandparenting! Meet Aviana Mija DeYoung
Throughout this time it has been fun (for me anyway) to take the time to process a few things. We have been talking about what is really important to us, reassessing how we want to live our lives. We’ve talked a bit about how we arrived at where we are and where we would like to be. It’s good to do this now and then. It assures that we are both “on the same page” and haven’t veered off the path we intend to be on. I will say that we are different in this area. I love talks like this. Mark, not so much. I know that sometimes he feels like it’s reviewing what he assumes I/we already know. But because he loves me he is willing to do this periodically. It really helps me to feel more secure. I like knowing where we are headed and feeling like I can help keep us on target. Another huge part of this talk for me is to be sure that I have his approval/blessing to be doing what I’m doing. Without that security I find myself second guessing my choices and often putting things on the bottom of my personal priority list that don’t need to be there.
Do you and your spouse have goals? When was the last time you stopped to talk about them? Are you on target? Are your goals written down?