Wrapping up this month of posting, I feel like I might have jumped the shark a little with a post I wrote mid-month. I said, “Being married is a lot of days, too. It’s a lot of days to do something–it’s a lifetime.” (Read the rest here.)
I feel like maybe I should’ve left that post for last–the post about how you keep showing up. Marriage works because you keep showing up. You put date nights high on the priority list. Your spouse comes before your child(ren). You use your words to build your spouse up, not tear them down. You go to The Word together and grow in your faith as a couple. Everyday you work at it. You keep showing up.
I’m glad I showed up in this space for 31 days. I’m glad I spent my time writing about marriage. Even in the silly posts about ordering dresses off the internet or watching TV together, I was spending time investing in our marriage. Through the time I spent here for 31 days, I put emphasis on my marriage, my spouse, and our time together. It helped me focus on the things I want to focus on all the time–the good things, the things we do right. We topped it all off with a trip that was just what we needed, when we needed–time together, just the two of us!