I’m not gonna lie.
The past year has been really hard. Dealing with banks. Searching for homes. Changing schools. Fixing to leave the neighborhood that we love. I’ll stop there, but this year goes down as one of the most challenging of my life. Miraculously, my marriage has been strengthened despite it all.
A couple of weeks ago, I woke up to a little bowl of candy in my kitchen, with words of affirmation written on them…
The picture below shows our “number,” which has been 77 since we met 16 years ago.
(Matthew 18 ~ Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.)
That’s how we got “our” number. And we use it a lot.
Kevin’s love language is words of affirmation.
For me, I am an acts of service girl. When he taped and masked off some cabinets so I could paint them my love tank was filled to the brim.
Since he’s a words of affirmation guy I got to work and wrote 80 things I love about him and attached them to candy to take to work.
We recently had the opportunity to hang out with Kevin’s fun coworkers for a work-related get-away, without kids, and one of his friends snapped a picture of us just forgetting about moving, renovating, etc. etc. etc.
Just thought I’d share an idea that can be a marriage booster! Even/especially in the midst of chaos and exhaustion.