It’s Marriage Monday. I haven’t forgotten. We’ve just been learning so much in the past few months it’s been hard to sort it all out into thoughts that can be shared. Have you ever had a time like that? The thoughts just keep rumbling around in your head and you can’t quite slow them down enough to express them clearly. So as I begin to unwind those thoughts I want to start simply. I want to share something I feel is often missed. We often talk about communication because we don’t always do a great job of it. We talk about money because it’s a hassle. We talk about being so busy and tired. But what about the great comfort of knowing that you have a spouse to get through each day with, even if some days that means passing each other in the hallway and communicating by text to see who is picking up what. I have a spouse. He is not perfect but he is my spouse. He is my friend. His is my fixer of all things in the house and garage. He is my clown. He is my lover. He is my challenger. He is my provider of boundaries at times. He is my provider of fun many times. Yes, marriage is challenging. It is work. It is character building. But it is also fulfilling, fun and crazy! I think we often forget to say that. It is good. It is a relationship that God instituted at the beginning of time and it is of value. Today I’m thanking God for marriage. What about you? Name one reason why you are thankful for marriage today.