As I thought back on our night together it really made me realize how much our relationship has grown. Thirteen years ago…heck maybe even five years ago, this night would not have been quite the same. I have a fairly competitive nature and in the past if I was totally failing at something, laughing at myself would not have been an option. I realized I have spent a lot of time in this marriage competing with my own husband. Always wanting to be the better parent, the more successful spouse, the better organized partner…..are we not in this game together? Instead of comparing the things that are oh so different about the two of us…which I might point out is really what brought us together anyway…I should be looking at how our differences make our marriage stronger. Our strengths should work together as we, as a couple, compete together in this crazy world.
So on this night we laughed, together, at how bad we both really stunk at hitting a golf ball and truly enjoyed each other’s company!
Marriage is hard y’all! The struggle every day to love another person selflessly, with compassion and forgiveness and grace is always going to be challenging. At the end of the day my spirit is competitive…and I’m going to choose to compete together to make this marriage one others will want to follow and that will make me a real winner after all!